Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey



Prayer for September 2019

Our grandson, Sam, has just returned from a year out teaching in Central  America.  Before coming home he visited Columbia in South America.  

He told us of going to the capital Bogata where there are 75 miles of highway reserved each Sunday from 7am to 2pm for leisure, so walkers,  joggers, skaters and particularly cyclists are free to move without the

danger of vehicular traffic.  The idea, called La Ciclovia, or Cycleways, has been taken up slowly by other countries. 

I would like to think that the instigation of Ciclovia has a religious base to it, using Sunday as a day of rest. The Autumn can be a  harvest of the good things of life but also a slowing down.    Our September prayer has this in mind: 

Dear God,

I have nothing special to do today.  I know the time may pass too quickly and that I can waste it.  Help me to use this leisure-time well.

There are jobs to be done at home, garden and church; but  we are not as young as we used to be.   There are books to read; friends to visit who could be cheered by an unexpected call; parents and  family who need  help; phone calls to make. Sunday brings its own responsibilities; our worship may help us search for peace and understanding but we need time to think straight.

O Lord.  Show us  what is important  in all our activities.  Help us to relax,  to be still and know that you are God.

In Jesus we ask for your blessing.

Amen

Geoff Prestage

 (with assistance from Richard Hall in his book 'For everything a Season')

Notices

  • 5 April 2020

    Click on  Worship/Sunday's Order of Service to see Call to Worship, hymns, readings, prayers and a thought for the day from Mike. 

     

    You may find this list of opportunities to access services/Christian content on radio/TV and on-line helpful:
     the Daily Service at 9.45 on Radio 4 long-wave
     The Sunday Service on Radio 4 at 8.10am
     Songs of Praise Sunday 1.15pm ish on BBC1
     Choral Evensong Sunday Radio 3 at 3pm and repeated on Wednesday Radio 3 at 3.30pm
     Tim Daykin Radio Solent Sunday 6-9am for worship songs, interesting information and a feeling of connectedness

     

     

     

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