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Cynthia Report 18 Mar 2018 11:55

Good morning - belatedly! :-)

I couldn't get on here first thing and got distracted. Have not been to church this morning because of the weather........hate not going, it feels really strange. :-(
Yes, I have been thinking of the homeless as well - and for those animals left out in the cold too.

So pleased to hear that you and your OH are recovering Vera. Our son seems to have had something similar and has still not recovered yet.

Glad your birthday went well Emma - lovely to celebrate it with family and friends.

We had our Spring Fair yesterday and raised £1140 which wasn't bad at all - it all helps.

The Collect (special prayer) set for today.

Most merciful God,
who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ
delivered and saved the world:
grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross
we may triumph in the power of his victory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Gospel set for today tells of Jesus speaking of his forthcoming death.

Love to all Cx :-)


SuffolkVera Report 17 Mar 2018 20:45

OH and I are not yet 100% but are getting there. Thank you for your good wishes.

You are right Emma - loving family and friends are a great blessing.

With the apparent return of winter, my thoughts are with those who are homeless or in poverty and in need of support.


'Emma' Report 17 Mar 2018 14:41

Thank you both for your birthday wishes,am so blessed with family and friends
to celebrate with me.

My prayers for those who are alone and in need of
someone to care x


kandj Report 17 Mar 2018 08:15

Hello all

Just seen that it was Emma's birthday yesterday so sending belated
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GREETINGS to Emma.. hope you had a good day, ((hugs)).

Vera I hope that you and your OH are feeling a lot better in health now.

Sharing this special Serenity Prayer with all looking in today.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Trying to snow here this morning. Thoughts and prayers for all the homeless xxx


Cynthia Report 17 Mar 2018 07:23

Good morning :-)

Brrrr it's going to be a chilly weekend apparently....time to wrap up warm again.

A prayer for Saturday - the beginning of the weekend.

Lord, on this preparation day, I wake to live and give.
May it be a worthwhile day, fill up to the brim.
A day with service, laughter, work and play,
A time to run and sing.
May Saturday be a day I walk
And breathe your goodness in,
Enjoy the beauty all around
And freedoms joy within.

Cx :-)


Cynthia Report 16 Mar 2018 09:21

Good morning :-)

Hello there kandj - lovely to see you. Hoping the sun soon shines and lifts yours spirits a little. <3

So many ways of expressing Christian hope - this hymn does it well.

In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

You can join in with this hymn here

Enjoy. Cx :-)


kandj Report 15 Mar 2018 11:27

Hello all

Non stop heavy rain for the past two days and a dark dismal morning again.

Oh! You who are at home deep within my heart, help me to join you
Deep within my heart.

Words taken from a Jewish prayer card.

Thoughts and prayers to you Cynthia, Vera, Emma and all who read this today xxx


Cynthia Report 15 Mar 2018 07:51

Good morning :-)

Good heaven's! I managed to get on here without too much difficulty. Mind you, I tried two browsers.... :-D

Many moons ago children, in church schools and Sunday schools, were taught to memorise such things as bible verses, psalms, the nunc dimittis and other 'staples' from the bible or Book of Common Prayer.

The idea behind this was, probably, to help build up their knowledge of the good book and to be able to bring comforting words to mind during difficult times in their lives. I am not sure that there are many school which do this any more - more's the pity - but sometimes, the more traditional type of prayer just 'hits the spot'.

Oh God,
Enlighten my mind with truth;
Inflame my heart with love;
Inspire my will with courage;
Enrich my life with service.
Pardon what I have been;
Sanctify what I am;
Order what I shall be and thine will be the glory
And mine the eternal salvation,
Through Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.

Cx :-)


'Emma' Report 14 Mar 2018 15:49

Afternoon all.

Vera hope you and OH are feeling easier today.

Thinking of all who are not feeling very well today x


Cynthia Report 14 Mar 2018 11:31

Good morning :-)

Poor Vera and OH - it sounds as though you have had a pretty miserable couple of weeks :-( Hopefully, you are now both on the mend and feeling better. Take it easy. <3

For today:

Hope that's a certainty
Hope steadfast and sure
Hope for eternity
Hope that will endure

Hope for the hopeless
Hope for the lost
Hope that is ageless
Hope from the cross.

Hope full of joy
Hope full of peace
Hope to enjoy
Hope that won't cease

Hope that is true
Hope that's everlasting
Hope for me and you
all others surpassing

Hope so incredible
Hope in the Spirit
Hope indestructible
Through God we inherit.

Cx :-)


SuffolkVera Report 13 Mar 2018 17:49

Good evening all

I haven’t posted for a couple of weeks as OH and I were both struck down with the dreaded flu and are only just beginning to rejoin the human race. Even now OH is spending most of the day just sitting in a chair and I have to rest for an hour between each little job. We are both exhausted but I am trying not to complain. There are so many people who are unwell and we are very fortunate that we can afford to stay warm and comfortable. My thoughts are with those who are not so lucky.

I am glad that you were able to spend time with your daughter and granddaughter Kandj. It is good that you can support and comfort each other.

Thank you Cynthia and others for your posts. I do read even when I don’t respond


Cynthia Report 13 Mar 2018 07:55

Good morning :-)

We rarely get family visitors, apart from our children, as our families mostly living down south. However, yesterday, we had a visit from OH's brother and wife which was nice and we caught up on various things.

For today:

Whilst many folk have moved away from the Book of Common Prayer onto more modern forms of worship, there are still some beautiful passages to be found within the pages of that service book……take a look at this for hope….

God Is Our Hope

God is our hope and strength,
a very present help in trouble.

Therefore will we not fear, though the earth be moved,
and though the hills be carried into the midst of the sea;

Though the waters thereof rage and swell,
and though the mountains shake at the tempest of the same.

There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God,
the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.

-- Book of Common Prayer 1979

Love to all Cx :-)


Cynthia Report 12 Mar 2018 11:35

Good morning :-)

A bit late but I am expecting visitors and have been busy......... :-D

Lovely to see you kandj and I'm so glad you have had such a special time with your daughter and granddaughter. It will have done you all good hopefully. <3

A prayer for hope.

Almighty God,
You reach into the darkness with hope, truth and light.
Stretch out your strong hand in this situation, hold and rescue those who have suffered.
Let your almighty love move mountains, cross seas and breathe life into the darkest places.
Light that redeems.
Light that restores.
Light that heals.
Light that protects.
Light that saves.
There is nothing higher, stronger or greater than your love.
We trust in you. Amen.

Love to all Cx


kandj Report 11 Mar 2018 15:07

Hello all

Amen to your prayer for today Cynthia.

I have just waved our daughter H and granddaughter K off back to Durham. We have had a special girly weekend together. I feel blessed to be loved and supported by our family. Of course we all missed Hubby/Dad/Grandpa this weekend but shared hugs.

Thinking of all who feel upset or sad this Mothering Sunday.... ((hugs)) to all in need.


Cynthia Report 11 Mar 2018 07:38

Good morning :-)

Today is Mothering Sunday - the day when we remember our mothers or, maybe, those who have mothered us. Included in this thinking is 'Mother church', the place where so many find comfort and peace.

A prayer for Mother's Day:
Thank you God that you love each one of us.
Thank you for homes and help those who don't feel safe today.
Thank you God for all the people who work to take care of us every day.
Keep us close to your love each day.

Cx :-)


'Emma' Report 10 Mar 2018 12:44

Thoughts and prayers for those in need of comfort x


Cynthia Report 10 Mar 2018 07:14

Good morning :-)

For today :

Father, we are praying for our family and friends who are anxious over many things.

Keep their minds steadfast in trusting You, and give them Your perfect peace. May they turn to the Lord of Peace who will give them peace at all times, in every way. (Isaiah 26:3; 2 Thessalonians 3:16)

Help them leave every worry at Your feet where it belongs.
In Jesus' name, Amen.

Cynthia :-)


Cynthia Report 9 Mar 2018 07:04

Good morning :-)

Such a hard day for Fly yesterday - I hope all went as well as it could do. xx

Good to see you kandj, do please keep in touch with us. <3

For today :

Father, I'm praying that my circle of family and friends will be free from worry...

Help them not to be anxious about anything but to pray about everything with thanksgiving—for when they do, You'll give them Your peace that surpasses their understanding, and such peace guards their hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6–7)

Cx :-)


kandj Report 8 Mar 2018 15:14

Hello all

Such a heartbreaking day for Fly today. Sending (((hugs))) her way right now.

Have stopped feeling sickly after more than a week. Horrible feeling!!

Sending blessings to all who are feeling lost and alone today xxx


'Emma' Report 8 Mar 2018 15:02

Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
may looking back in memory comfort you tomorrow.

<3 Fly <3