Sentence for the Week
In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
Collect for Reflection
Almighty God, you sent your servant John the Baptist to prepare the way for the coming of your son; grant that those who proclaim your word may so guide our feet into the way of peace, that we may stand with confidence before him when he comes in his glorious kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Judge and our Redeemer. Amen.
Praying this week for....
- All in our Parish, those who have sickness and those who have troubles and problems in their lives, may they have the comfort of our Lord Jesus Christ in their lives.
- All those in our city who are struggling to cope with the festive season and all the extra burdens that it brings into their lives.
- Those effected by the fires in America and flooding in other parts of the world; may all those harmed by these disasters have courage and strength in their time of need.
- Our Tear Fund child, Rwenzori, and missionaries bringing the Lord's message into the lives of many by act and by word.
- Give thanks for the gifts that God grants to us - shelter, food, clothes, safe travels, the love of family and friends, and especially the love that we can give to others.
- " God will accept you and save you, if you truly believe this and tell it to others..." Romans 10:10