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 17 February             

    10.30 am   Family worship led by Angela Bevan, guest speaker Janet Davis

    6.30 pm  Evening Communion service in Abbey Hall Lounge led by the Minister

    Forthcoming Events

    Monday 18 February 

    10.30 am   MOT in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Tuesday 19 February 

    9.30 am     Prayer Group in Abbey Hall Lounge

    7.30 pm     Discussion Group in Abbey Hall Lounge – Creativity in Art, led by Derek Hiscocks 

    Wednesday 20 February

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

    2.00 – 4.00 pm Table Tennis with RomDAG in Abbey Hall

    Friday 22 February

    7.30 pm Badminton in Abbey Hall

    Saturday 23 February

    10.30 am   Prayer Shawl Ministry in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Friday 1 March

    1.30 pm World Day of Prayer, followed by refreshments

    Sunday 3 March

    5.00 pm we are invited to “Think Globally and Biblically; Acting Locally and Practically”.  An informal service at Romsey Methodist Church focusing on the Biblical case for caring for the planet - with Revd Dave Bookless, Director of Theology, A Rocha

    Next Sunday

    Sunday 24 February             

    10.30 am  Family Worship: The Lord Planted a Garden - led by Averil Bamber

    6.30 pm    Songs of Praise – led by Derek Hiscocks

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