Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey



Prayer for May 2019

We can’t but have helped but notice the great distress and bewilderment over recent days at the destruction wrought by the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, especially for the people of Paris, the nation of France as a whole, as well as further afield.  It was so very moving to see so many people gathering together in the streets to gaze silently at the devastating sight and, in their sorrow, to burst forth with spontaneous prayer. On Maundy Thursday church bells all over this country, and the world, rang-out in solidarity with the people for whom Notre Dame is not just a beautiful, magnificent landmark, but their spiritual home.  I share this prayer with you now as the people of France, in particular, look to the future and to re-building and renewal.

Living God, in solidarity and in faith in you, we pray for people known and loved by us who are experiencing the turmoil of bereavement and the pain of grief.  When the darkness of sorrow threatens to overwhelm us help us, by whatever little faith we think we have, to reach out for the light of hope in Christ Jesus.  Help us also to accept and to lean on the prayers and faith of others.

Also, living God, we pray for and with the people of France, for all who consider Notre Dame Cathedral as their spiritual home – a place of centuries of prayer and worship, through times of joy and of tribulation.  Be with them we pray in this time of sorrow, and into the future.

Amen

Notices

  • This Sunday    

    Sunday 21 July

    10.30 am Family Service led by Revd Alan Green

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

    Forthcoming Events

    Monday 22 July

    12.15 pm Funeral of Pat Taylor, member of the Braishfield congregation, at Test Valley Crematorium, led by Revd Alan Green

    Tuesday 23 July

    10.15 – 11.45 am Grand Fun in Abbey Hall Lounge 

    7.30 pm Finance Group in Church Office

    Wednesday 24 July

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

    2.30 – 4.00 pm Table Tennis in Abbey Hall

    Friday 2 August

    1.00 pm Concert by Pam Robertson

    Saturday 3 August

    9.00 am – 12.00 noon Working Party around the church

    Next Sunday

    Sunday 28 July

    10.30 am Family worship led by Averil Bamber

    6.30 pm Evening Service in Abbey Hall Lounge, led by Derek Hiscocks

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