1 The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty;
the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength;
indeed, the world is established, firm and secure.
2 Your throne was established long ago;
you are from all eternity.
3 The seas have lifted up, Lord,
the seas have lifted up their voice;
the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.
4 Mightier than the thunder of the great waters,
mightier than the breakers of the sea—
the Lord on high is mighty.
5 Your statutes, Lord, stand firm;
holiness adorns your house
for endless days.
Psalm 93 NIV
Ideas for Prayer
As we pray this morning remember:
1. The non- essential businesses that will be preparing to re-open on Saturday 4th July. May they have all they need to operate safely and efficiently.
2. To ask God for wisdom in how to treat all people with equal dignity and respect in the wake of the black lives matter protests around the world.
3. For those who have been advised to shield for longer because of underlying health conditions which may mean that they miss out on enjoying time out with friends and family during the summer months.
4. For those who fear that their jobs may be at stake once the furlough scheme has ended.
5. For churches as they decide how to begin restoring their corporate worship during this transition period.
6. For all those who are struggling mentally with making the move out of full lockdown and towards the new normal.
7. For countries around the world that are in the peak stage of the coronavirus outbreak and struggling to cope.
As you offer your prayers to God this morning, some of our congregation have created the Lord’s Prayer video below to help you in doing this.
The Lord’s Prayer
Thank you to our pianist, Gill, for sharing this week’s reflective song with us. She writes,
“Written in 1985 this song speaks of the love God has for each person on this planet, a love that never gives up. John 3:16 and 17 (GNB) say this “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to be its judge, but to be its savior.”
The Blessing (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 NIV)
“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.” Amen.