Prayer Meetings

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Our next prayer meeting will be held in August on a date t.b.c at 12.30pm in the Old Session Room just after the Sunday morning service and will be led by Jim.

Thank you Diane for leading our previous meeting.

Here's a transcript of our prayer meeting and it's great that we are able to read and reflect on our prayers .

We held a prayer meeting today and we thank God for the opportunity to do so and thank Diane for leading our meeting. Here are the prayers we offered up.

12.30 pm Short Welcome and Introduction

Hymn Mission Praise 167 Give me oil in my lamp verses 1 and 2

Reading : 
1 Corinthians 12:12-20 Good News Translation (GNT)

One Body with Many Parts

12 Christ is like a single body, which has many parts; it is still one body, even though it is made up of different parts. 13 In the same way, all of us, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether slaves or free, have been baptized into the one body by the same Spirit, and we have all been given the one Spirit to drink.14 For the body itself is not made up of only one part, but of many parts. 
15 If the foot were to say, “Because I am not a hand, I don't belong to the body,” that would not keep it from being a part of the body. 
16 And if the ear were to say, “Because I am not an eye, I don't belong to the body,” that would not keep it from being a part of the body. 
17 If the whole body were just an eye, how could it hear? And if it were only an ear, how could it smell? 
18 As it is, however, God put every different part in the body just as he wanted it to be. 
19 There would not be a body if it were all only one part! 
20 As it is, there are many parts but one body.

Prayer :

Father please be with us today as our congregation pray for teamwork in our Church, help us to acknowledge that all the talents gifted to us by you are different. Grant us grace to allow all individuals within our church family to use their talents to full potential to allow our church to support our local community and the wider world. Help us to have the confidence to spread your word to those who do not yet know you or your good work. Be with us now as we pray openly or silently for our church’s future.

Open Prayer Time

MP 167 Give me oil in my lamp vs 3 and 4

Closing Prayer :
Father thanks for being with us today at our prayer meeting for our Church and it’s work in our community and wider world. Be with us as we go our separate ways. Give us the courage to speak to others of you and encourage each other to use our talents to honour you and spread your word.