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Cynthia Report 17 Jul 2018 07:43

Good morning :-)

Music Prayer
Thank you for the music all around us.
Each morning we hear it from the moment we open our ears;
the low notes of wind around the eaves
the whoosh of water as it comes from the tap
the glug glug as it drains
the throaty whistle of the boiling kettle
the metallic tap of the spoon against the cup
the jazz percussion of our feet on the steps.
The sounds of our day,
so familiar we hardly pay attention.
Thank you Lord, for the ability to hear. Amen.

Hoping everyone is okay. Cx :-)


Cynthia Report 16 Jul 2018 13:37

Good afternoon :-)

For those who a fighting some sort of battle

Under the wing of an angel, we feel protected
Through prayers to God, we feel connected.
Peace is said to be offered on the wings of a dove
Prayers can bring peace along with hope, faith, and love.
Wings of a jet plane provide steady flight
I pray you remain steady and strong through this fight.
Butterflies have wings to fly playfully free
And free from this monster is what I pray you’ll soon be.
Birds spread their wings as they may leave their nest
We’re spreading our prayers that you’ll always be Blessed
Go fight and win this battle you didn’t start
On the wings of an angel and prayers from my heart.

Cx :-)


Cynthia Report 15 Jul 2018 08:21

Good morning :-)

The Collect (special prayer) for today :

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things:
graft in our hearts the love of your name, increase in us true religion,
nourish us with all goodness, and of your great mercy keep us in the same;
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. Mark and tells the story of the beheading of St. John the Baptist.

Cx :-)


Cynthia Report 14 Jul 2018 09:41

Good morning :-)

Pick me up Lord, and hold me in Your loving arms.
Protect me from the pressures of the day, and remove the heaviness from my heart. Inspire me with the knowledge that You and I together can handle anything. Amen.

Cx :-)


Cynthia Report 13 Jul 2018 07:42

Good morning :-)

You can't upload love,
You can't download time,
You can't Google all the answers.
So live your life - love others, and trust in God.

Cx :-)


Cynthia Report 12 Jul 2018 07:37

Good morning :-)

Thank you Vera. Yes, it was a good visit but I wonder where the years have gone!

For today :

A prayer for those who are struggling with many anxieties…

You are with me.
I share each anxious thought with You.
I am not alone,
You understand.
Here I will shelter,
Safe in Your love,
Held by Your grace
Freed by Your truth.
Thank you that You are with me. Amen.

Cx :-)


SuffolkVera Report 11 Jul 2018 20:55

Lovely prayers this week Cynthia. Thank you. I hope you enjoyed the visit of your friend from the States.

Good to see your post Kandj. I have been wondering how you are. Just keep on taking one little step at a time. God bless <3


Cynthia Report 11 Jul 2018 07:33

Good morning :-)

As the sunrises may your love rise in my heart.
A love that dispels tiredness.
A love that overcomes difficulty.
A love that builds relationships.
A love that inspires diligence.
A love that delivers excellence.
A love that develops trust.
A love that produces praise.
Lord, may I live in the light of your love. Amen.

Cx :-)


Cynthia Report 10 Jul 2018 07:26

Good morning :-)

Each morning I rise to the blessing of a brand new day
With a smile I thank God for the opportunities this day brings.
With a prayer, I ask for his forgiveness to live this day as he would have me live. To be a blessing to others that they may see the reflection of God in me. Amen.


Cynthia Report 9 Jul 2018 10:33

Good morning :-)

Hi there kandj - yes a lovely hymn - too often overlooked at times. Sending love. <3

Am going round in circles a bit as my friend from the States is coming to visit today and I would like to be all straight yet calm when she arrives.... :-D

For today :

Dear Lord

I give you my hands to do Your work
I give you my feet to go Your way
I give you my eyes to see as You see
I give you my tongue to speak Your words
I give you my mind that You may think in me
I give you my spirit that You may pray in me
Above all, I give you my heart that You may love in me
I give you my whole self Lord, that You may grow in me
So that it is You who lives, works and prays in me. Amen.

Off to tidy the kitchen. Love to all Cx :-)


kandj Report 8 Jul 2018 09:00

Hello all

Amen to your Collect prayer this morning Cynthia. How good it is to read all the positive thoughts and prayers of everyone who has posted earlier. Thank you.

After a truly horrible weepy/draining few weeks I have awoken this morning and have this beautiful old hymn going around in my head. Worthy of sharing methinks.

New every morning is the love,
Our waking and uprising proof;
Through sleep and darkness safely brought,
Restored to life and power and thought.

Thinking of all who are struggling on a long and lonely path today..... gentle ((hugs)) .


Cynthia Report 8 Jul 2018 07:43

Good morning :-)

The Collect (special prayer) for today..

Merciful God,
you have prepared for those who love you
such good things as pass our understanding:
pour into our hearts such love toward you
that we, loving you in all things and above all things,
may obtain your promises,
which exceed all that we can desire;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The reading is taken from St. Mark chapter 6 and tells of Jesus’ amazement at the lack of belief in his community and how he sends his disciples out in pairs.

Cx :-)


Cynthia Report 7 Jul 2018 10:09

Good morning :-)

I rather like surprises - as long as they are good ones Elizabeth :-D Our late lamented vicar's daughter is about to give birth in a couple of weeks. They have asked not to be told what sex the baby is - so it will definitely be a surprise for everyone. Mind you, they will be delighted whichever it is :-D

For today:

I met God in the morning
When my day was at its best,
And His Presence came like sunrise,
Like a glory in my breast.

All day long the Presence lingered,
All day long He stayed with me,
And we sailed in perfect calmness
O’er a very troubled sea.

Other ships were blown and battered,
Other ships were sore distressed,
But the winds that seemed to drive them,
Brought to us a peace and rest.

Then I thought of other mornings
With a keen remorse of mind,
When I too had loosed the moorings,
With the Presence left be behind.

So I think I know the secret
Led from many a troubled way:
You must seek Him in the morning
If you want Him through the day.

Cx :-)

Just remembered! I had a surprise this oldest friend, who lives in the States, is in England and hoping to pop in next week. <3


ElizabethK Report 7 Jul 2018 09:41

Hello Cynthia

"better late than never" as the saying goes. :-)

I was pleased to see from SuffolkVera's post that "surprises" do still happen!
One of the joys of being a midwife(in the olden days :-D)was saying "it is a girl/boy"to the exhausted mum.

Now it is scans :-(


Cynthia Report 6 Jul 2018 16:49

Good afternoon......a bit late today. :-)

Dear Lord, thank you for this new day and for keeping me safe through the night.
Please protect my heart and mind today.

Help me to rise above the negativity, harshness and division that seems to be taking over our world.

Help me to focus my thoughts on things that are right, pure and true. Help me to be slow to anger.

Please give me your wisdom and fill me with your peace. May I show the same grace to others that you show to me. Amen.

Cx :-)


Cynthia Report 5 Jul 2018 07:45

Good morning :-)

Thank you Vera and what lovely news - a new baby and a surprise too! :-D

Bearing this baby in mind, I think we all have reason to be grateful to the NHS for one reason or another. As it celebrates its 70th birthday today, we give thanks.

Father, we thank you for the gift of health services in our nation, freely available to everyone no matter their background, income level or need.

Give your wisdom to our government, health professionals, and advisers as they seek the right reforms.

Bless our health service to thrive, to prosper, and to heal.
Bless our doctors and nurses to care, to excel, and to bring healing.
Bless our nation to understand, thank, and honour those who seek to bring us health.

For everything that is good comes from you. Amen.

Love to all Cx. :-)


SuffolkVera Report 4 Jul 2018 22:52

Your friends and church family seem to be a wonderful group of people Cynthia. I am very glad you had such a good weekend and I am sure you and Mr C deserved all the love and respect you were given.

I really like the prayer you have posted today. It made me think of my late father. In the last 20 years of his life he was physically disabled, registered blind and suffered many setbacks and problems, yet one of the things he often said was “I’m a lucky guy”.

We have a new little baby in our extended family - a little boy which was a surprise to his parents as they thought they were expecting a little girl :-S. Thinking of all new parents and their little ones tonight and wishing them joy and love.


Cynthia Report 4 Jul 2018 07:21

Good morning :-)

Thank you God for the sounds that disturbed my sleep
For many woke today and could not hear.
We pray for those with hearing difficulties.

Thank you for all the things that I see around me,
For many woke today and could not see.
We pray for those who are visually impaired.

Thank you for muscles that move and allow me to get up,
As many woke today and could not move.
We pray for those who are physically disabled.

I thank you most of all for allowing me and to wake up.
As this morning, many did not wake.
We pray for those who life has come to an end. Amen.

Cx :-)


Cynthia Report 3 Jul 2018 10:34

Good morning :-)

My word, catching up with myself is difficult....I am still trying to come to terms with the weekend. I need to count the donations as soon as I can settle down - they were divided between Parkinson's UK and our church. I have a feeling both will receive generous amounts. People are so kind. <3

For today:

Lord, we enjoy the warmth of the sun and the brightness of the days, but during these days of intense heat which brings its own problems, help us to be wise.

May we be wise in the care of our young children and our elderly friends, keeping them protected from the sun and ensuring that they drink plenty of fluids.

May we be wise in the care of our pets, giving them shelter from the heat and fresh water.

May we be wise in our use of your precious gift of water – may we not waste it unnecessarily or selfishly and to follow the guidelines given by the water companies.

As we encounter each hot day, help us to be sensible and wise. Amen.

Cx :-)


SylviaInCanada Report 2 Jul 2018 19:56

Cynthia .........

Your day was wonderful. What an amazing group of friends you both have in that church.

I am so glad that everything went so well, and that Mr C coped so well with it all. xxxx