Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey



Prayer for February 2019

A PRAYER FOR FEBRUARY

During February we are in the season of Epiphany when the Church remembers the coming of the wise men from the East to a stable in Bethlehem to see a King in a manger.  Matthew tells us that there were wise men but does not specify a number. On the other hand he does specify that there were three gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Prayer

Great God you gave us your Son to be our Lord and King.  This was signified by the gift of gold.
We worship you as King and long for your Kingdom to be established among all people.  We pray for all in authority that they will rule justly and in peace.
We shall arise and shine for your light has come.

The gift of frankincense recognises that you are holy.
We worship you as the Holy One.  We pray that all life on the planet will be regarded as sacred as part of your creation.
We shall arise and shine for your light has come.

The gift of myrrh recognises the myrrh carried by the women to embalm you following your death on the cross.  They could not use it because you had defeated death and had risen in glory.  We pray for all who are suffering – for prisoners of conscience, refugees, those living in war zones, those living with cruelty and those who are sick.
We shall arise and shine for your light has come.
Amen

Derek Hiscocks

Notices

  • This Sunday    

    Sunday 23 June

    10.30 am Family worship led by Janet Davis and Angela Bevan

    6.30 pm Evening Service in Abbey Hall Lounge, led by Revd Leena Knowles

    Forthcoming Events

    Monday 24 June

    7.30 pm     Amnesty International meeting in Abbey Hall Lounge – the life of a refugee

    All welcome to come and hear first-hand about the experiences of refugees

    Tuesday 25 June

    10.15 – 11.45 am Grand Fun in Abbey Hall Lounge 

    7.30 pm     Elders meeting in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Wednesday 26 June

    2.00 – 4.00 pm Kettle’s On -Time for Teain Abbey Hall Lounge 

    2.30 – 4.00 pm Table Tennis in Abbey Hall

    Friday 5 July 2019

    2.00 – 4.00 pm Afternoon Tea, including raffle, in Abbey Hall Lounge: Tickets £3.00 per person to raise funds for the new Abbey Hall Lounge furniture

    Next Sunday

    Sunday 30 June

    10.30 am Family worship led by Averil Bamber

    6.30 pm Evening Meditation in Abbey Hall Lounge, led by Angela Bevan

     

     

     

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