Reflections from December 2015

posted by: Joan | on: Tuesday, 5 January 2016, 18:59

December Reflections

December Reflections

Advent : We travel through Advent as forgiven people, lifting our faces towards the light. Let us walk together in hope, in faith and in love. Amen. Taken from the Deanery Advent Service led by Revd Jane Anderson

A prayer for peace in our world: Make your ways known upon earth, Lord God, your saving power among all peoples. Renew your Church in holiness and help us to serve you with joy. Guide the leaders of all nations that justice may prevail throughout the world. Let not the needy be forgotten, nor the hope of the poor be taken away. Make us instruments of your peace and let your glory be over all the earth. Amen CofE website

Green Collar prayer: God of new community turn my eyes upward. That I may learn the way of peace that makes us one in Christ. - God of new purpose turn my eyes inward That I may see what I need to restore lost balance in my life. - God of new beginnings turn my eyes downward That I may step lightly on the earth and know what is enough. - God of new creation turn my eyes outward That I may strive to build your kingdom in the world. Submitted by Revd Carolyn Tibbott

St Nicholas: Over the years many stories have been told of St Nicholas’ life. These accounts help us to understand his extra ordinary character and why he is so revered as protector of the needy. Alan Vine

Military Episcopate (Kenya): Father, we in the Mothers’ Union pray for the world and its many problems and heartaches. Let us pray for peace, harmony and understanding, for tolerance, forgiveness and consideration and for those serving in Military Episcopate (Kenya)

There but for Fortune: Show me the alley, show me the train, Show me the hobo, who sleeps out in the rain, And I'll show you, young man, With so many reasons why there but for fortune, go you or I. By Phil Ochs.

I’m Inspired: Lots of things inspire me about the Mothers' Union, like the amazing work that is done overseas supporting and educating women, women who live in fear of violence or who are living in poverty... Shelley Goff

In the beginning: was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it John 1: 1-5

The richest person: in the world is not the one who has the most, but the one who needs the least.

 Posted: 5 Jan 2016 | There are 1 comments


Comment 1 | From: Sheilah Girgis | Date: 9 January 2016, 21:02

3 things struck me as meaningful.1. The need to travel together, forgiven and looking towards the light. 2. The example of St Nicholas as a protector of the needy 3. Not being needy makes richness a reality. Thank you - Sheilah, I am glad our Reflections are meaningful to you...

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