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 26 May

    10.30 am Family worship led by the Minister

    2.00 pm Rogation Walk around Romsey – see poster at the back of church for further details

    6.30 pm Evening Service in Abbey Hall Lounge, led by the Minister

    Forthcoming events

    Tuesday 28 May

    Prayer Group will not be held until further notice

    Wednesday 29 May

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

    Saturday 1 June

    9.00 am – 12.00 noon Working Party around the church

    Saturday, 8 June

    4-6.30pm Pioneer’s Bingo: Tickets are now available for the Bingo and Bring & Share tea in aid of Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy

    Next Sunday

    Sunday 2 June

    10.30 am Family Worship, including Holy Communion, led by Derek Hiscocks

    6.30 pm Bible Study in Abbey Hall Loungeled by Revd Leena Knowles, based on John 17:20-26

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