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David Report 12 Oct 2016 16:45

Hello every one. On reflection I've spent more than half my life struggling with the consequences of wrong decisions, unwise choices. Been often scared to decide and circumstance has chosen for me. Making so many unhappy because of my foolishness. Being weak when people looked to me. So often disregarded because of a track record of folly.
Yet despite so much recklessness on my part, here I am saying THANK YOU, AMEN


Cynthia Report 12 Oct 2016 07:21

Good morning :-)

I really do not like putting the central heating reminds me of winter :-(

Working up towards our Anniversary weekend........I think my laptop is about to explode with all the info on it :-D

For today:

In the beginning there was just potential;
the seed within the packet, soil’s nutrients,
sunshine’s warmth, rain clouds gathering.
And within the tiny seed all that is our daily bread encoded,
primed and ready should it be planted and allowed to grow.

Creator God: Thank you

Cx :-)


Cynthia Report 11 Oct 2016 07:06

Good morning :-)

After 'one of those nights', I am ready for sleep :-D

For today:

In the beginning there was nothing,
and out of nothing you fashioned a universe so vast,
so unimaginable that we can only sigh with amazement
when we stare upwards on a star-lit night.
And within this universe you positioned the earth and populated it,
provided for it and designed for it to be a place of beauty.

Creator God: Thank you.

Cx :-)


Cynthia Report 10 Oct 2016 07:37

Good morning :-)

Two baptisms and total chaos :-D The church was absolutely packed and we had to get chairs out to make sure everyone had a seat. Despite the crowd, the behaviour was better than usual - and that was the adults! :)

The start of another working week......

You Walk Beside Me
(a short prayer for a good day at work)

Lord, You walk beside me
You are always there.
Come into my workplace
Go with me everywhere.

Lord, Your hand will guide me
Your light will show the way.
Come into my thinking
Journey with me today. Amen.

Praying all are well. Cx


Cynthia Report 9 Oct 2016 07:28

Good morning :-)

Thank you Dermot - there have been some brilliant photos on FB regarding the Pope meeting the looks as though they have really 'hit it off' too :-D

The Collect (special prayer) for today :

God, the giver of life,
whose Holy Spirit wells up within your Church:
by the Spirit's gifts equip us to live the gospel of Christ
and make us eager to do your will,
that we may share with the whole creation
the joys of eternal life;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Gospel reading is taken from St. Luke and tells the story of Jesus healing ten lepers - and only one returning to say thank you.

Facts from the Leprosy Mission :

One child is diagnosed with leprosy every two minutes.

Since 1982, over 15 million people have been cured from leprosy using multi drug therapy.

At the beginning of 2007, there were over 240,000 cases of leprosy.

Sobering thoughts.

Cx :-)


Dermot Report 8 Oct 2016 07:53

'The Pope & Archbishop of Canterbury prayed together publicly for the first time since the churches split nearly 500 years ago.

The landmark event happened just two weeks after the Catholic & Orthodox churches reached a deal that will pave the way for greater unity between the churches that formerly split in 1054.

Meanwhile, Lutheran leaders have said that they hope to fully heal their divide with Rome during this 500th anniversary year'.

(Excerpt from 'The Philadelphia Trumpet' magazine.)


Cynthia Report 8 Oct 2016 07:29

Good morning :-)

Praying everyone is well.....

May you find a gift this morning
Laid out for you in the sky.
A beautiful reminder
That sets your hope in flight.

May you notice birds above you
That soar and ride the winds.
And know that as you lift your prayer
God lifts your heart and sings.

May you hear the sweet birds chirping
May you smell the fresh cool air
And know that God's love is all around
Holding you so dear.

May this day be like a present
That fills your heart with awe
And takes your world from grey to gold
And soothes your very soul.

Cx :-)


Cynthia Report 7 Oct 2016 07:29

Good morning :-)

I managed to have quite an easy day yesterday which was lovely. I was able to get my act together re my efforts for our church's 150th that's a relief :-D

For today:

I come before you O Lord
As the sun rises may your hope rise up in me.
As the birds sing may your love flow out of me.
As the light floods into this new day,
May your joy shine through me.
I come before you, O Lord.

Cx :-)


Cynthia Report 6 Oct 2016 07:55

Good morning :-)

I had a non-stop day was one thing after another. Two more babies for baptism on Sunday, so that's where I was in the evening. We are now booked up until June with baptisms.

My son came for his evening meal and stayed with his dad. There was a power cut when I left them but apparently it came back on without half an hour! :-D

I see there is a thread from Phyll asking for prayers for her daughter who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Lord, we ask for your blessing on Phyll's family as they come to terms with this news. May they know your peace as treatments are discussed, options considered and appointments made. Help them to lean on you and draw strength from your endless love and limitless grace and to face the future with confidence. Amen.

For today :

Lord, You walk beside me
You are always there.
Come into my workplace
Go with me everywhere.

Lord, Your hand will guide me
Your light will show the way.
Come into my thinking
Journey with me today.

Love to all Cx :-)


Cynthia Report 5 Oct 2016 07:29

Good morning :-)

Hi Emma - yes life can take over and you can't always think clearly, never mind pray!
At times like that I have always found it helpful to have prayerful friends who will step in to pray for me when I am struggling. :-)


As I face a new day
Let me take your hope
Rising with the dawn.

As I face a new day
Let me feel your love
Dancing through the birdsong.

As I face a new day
Let me see your promises
Glittering through my day.

Lord, as I face a new day
I turn my face to yours
That I may feel and see you close to me today.

Love and prayers Cx :-)


'Emma' Report 4 Oct 2016 13:17

I agree Cynthia, prayer does not come easy,
circumstances, stress and strain of life are
difficult at times and often take over.


Cynthia Report 4 Oct 2016 07:24

Good morning :-)

I came across this prayer yesterday…..I had never heard of Fenelon before but thought this was helpful to those who struggle with prayer……that’s all of us at times.

Prayer of Fenelon:

God, I don't know what I ought to ask of you.
You only, know what I need.
You love me more than I know how to love myself.
God! Give me what I don't know how to ask!
I don't dare ask for crosses or consolations.
I simply present myself before you.
I would have no other desire than to accomplish your will.
Teach me to pray. Pray yourself… in me.


Love to all. Cx :-)


Cynthia Report 3 Oct 2016 07:36

Good morning :-)

Goodness me! I had to scroll up and down the page - it was like being on the wrong page with the extra comments :-D That was an interesting article Dermot and I will try and remember to mention it to our friend who is an RC priest when he next pops in for coffee....we have some wonderful discussions and always end up in laughter.

I will also post a link to an article on FB which gives some encouraging news from Lambeth Palace and is linked in to the impending meeting in Rome - I'm quite impressed by the Archbishop's page on there.

For today:

Dear Lord, thank you so much for another day of life on Earth.

Thank you for another beautiful sunrise to enjoy.

Thank you for the wonderful sounds of nature, from the cool breeze brushing through the trees to the birds singing melodies.

You are a wonderful God, full of grace and mercy.

I praise you for allowing me another day to spend with my family.

I love you Father! Amen.

Cx :-)

ps. Arrrghhhhh it looks as though that link may not work - just look at his page if it doesn't. :-D


'Emma' Report 2 Oct 2016 13:21

Although I have not added to the thread in sometime,
I have read the posts.

My thoughts and silent prayers are with you all x


RolloTheRed Report 2 Oct 2016 13:13

"Now summon the people from all over Israel to meet me on Mount Carmel. And bring the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel's table."

Kings 1


Dermot Report 2 Oct 2016 12:41

'A ring has long been seen as a sign of a bond, of a promise to be honoured, and sometimes as a sign of authority.

So when Pope Paul VI took off his papal ring and gave it to Michael Ramsey, the then Archbishop of Canterbury, during his visit to Rome in 1966, it was rich with meaning. With that gesture, the successor to St Peter reached out to the Church of England, helping to overcome centuries of tension and suspicion that had begun with Henry VIII’s break with Rome.

Ever since, Archbishops of Canterbury have worn that same ring whenever they visit Rome and meet the Pope, and Justin Welby will do so when he sees Pope Francis this week. His trip will commemorate that historic encounter between Ramsey and Paul VI as well as celebrate 50 years of the Anglican Centre in Rome.

In that time, individuals have played their part in mending relations. Benedict XVI and Rowan Williams were both intellectuals who enjoyed theological dialogue together; Francis and Justin Welby have focused more on common Christian witness, sharing, for example, a deep concern for the dispossessed, including refugees'.

(An encouraging excerpt from this week's 'The Tablet' - International Catholic Weekly.)


kandj Report 2 Oct 2016 11:58

Hello all

A beautiful bright dry day here. A real tonic and just what we need right now.

It is the start of week 4 and not a great deal of improvement and hubby is worn out
with constant ongoing pain. It can only get better.... or so we pray for his healing.

Thank you Vera, you are kind to think of us and of many others too who live away
from family and are housebound and in pain.

Heavenly Father
Open our eyes to the glory around us today
Help us to overcome the pain and anxiety we feel
In Jesus name.


SuffolkVera Report 2 Oct 2016 09:20

Good morning :-)

Indeed it is chilly, but the sun is out this morning, so it looks a better day than yesterday.

You are right about the days rushing by but I can imagine that some might find the days drag. If you do not have family and friends, if you are perhaps housebound and in pain, the days must sometimes seem very long. So my thoughts today are with them.

Kandj, if you are looking in, you and your OH are continuing to be in my thoughts <3


Cynthia Report 2 Oct 2016 07:22

Good morning everyone

Sunday again - they come round so quickly and its getting a bit chilly now..

The Collect (special prayer) for today

O God, forasmuch as without you we are not able to please you;
mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever

The gospel tells the parable of the mustard seed – increase our faith. Plenty of food for thought.

Cx :-)


Cynthia Report 1 Oct 2016 07:49

Good morning :-)

We pray for Christians everywhere, striving to live out their faith
In the world of the 21st century
With all the pressures, challenges and demands
That confront them.
Give them guidance and encouragement,
So that they may grow in grace.
Grant them humility to learn more of you each day
And the ability to share their experience
Simply and effectively with others,
Making Christ known through word and deed.

Cx :-)