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Cynthia

Cynthia Report 19 Oct 2018 08:35

Good morning :-)

Today we have the funeral of the little boy who drowned on holiday last month. It is going to be a mammoth event I understand. We pray for his family and friends on this sad day.

Dear Lord,

I don’t know who or what will cross my path today. But I do know that You are my rock and my fortress. You are my shield and my strong tower. Help me to anchor myself to You today. Teach me how to stand strong in You and choose only Your way today. Help me walk by Your truth and not my feelings. Help me to embrace anything that comes my way as an opportunity to see You at work and as opportunity to point others to You. Amen.


Cx :-)

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 18 Oct 2018 07:43

Good morning :-D

Dear God,

Thank you for the gift of family and friends. Holding them in my heart is one of the most precious things I can never get tired of. Bless everyone, for they deserve all goodness You have given to me. If I may do something wrong today, please forgive me. Amen.


Hope everyone is okay. Love, Cx :-)

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 17 Oct 2018 07:32

Good morning :-)

Dear God,

I thank you for waking me up today. You have given me another sunrise to enjoy. Thank you for the wonderful sounds of nature and the cool breeze brushing through the trees making the birds sing beautiful melodies. I praise You, Father, for allowing me to live another beautiful day in Your Kingdom. Amen.

Love, Cx :-)

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 16 Oct 2018 07:48

Good morning :-)


On Sunday I was present at three baptisms - 2 in our own church and one in another. The third one was the grandson of our late beloved vicar and his wife. How they would have been so thrilled with this delightful little boy. He is such a happy and contented baby and would have brought them so much joy. I felt sad that they have missed so much happiness but life doesn't always work out the way we want it to does it?


Dear Lord, this morning, I pray that You give me strength today, to be strong for You in this world full of temptations. You know that there are struggles that I will go through today. I pray that You be with me as I go through them. Carry me when I am too weak. Amen.


Cx :-)

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 15 Oct 2018 08:05

Good Morning :-)

My car sounds as though I am a boy racer. Its such fun!!!

Dear Lord,
You have brought me to the beginning of a new day.
As the world is renewed fresh and clean, so I ask You to renew my heart with Your strength and purpose.
Forgive me the errors of yesterday and bless me to walk closer in Your way today. This is the day I begin my life anew; shine through me so that every person I meet may feel Your presence in me.
Take my hand, precious Lord for I cannot make it by myself.
Amen.

Holding kandj in prayer at this sad time.


Cx :-)

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 14 Oct 2018 17:18

Good afternoon...

Oh what a morning! My car was making weird noises last night, so I took it out at the crack of dawn to see if anything had altered. Nothing had so I got onto the RAC. I was hoping against hope that it could be fixed so that we could get to church. Bless the man who came, it was all sorted within less than an hour!

This was followed by 3 baptisms and then, after rushing home, and cooking lunch, our son, wife and grandson called unexpectedly. I was going out to a friend's baby's baptism so couldn't stop. I also had to pick up my laptop from a friend. So, all in all I have never stopped. Day of rest? hahahaaaaaa


The Collect (special prayer) set 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 our Lord.

The reading is from St. Mark and tells the story of Jesus and the man who asked the question…”Lord, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”


Cx :-)

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 13 Oct 2018 07:18

Good morning :-)



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

Cynthia Report 12 Oct 2018 08:14

Good morning :-)


Thank you Vera. Yes, we send our love and prayers once more, to kandj who faces yet another death in her family bless her. She will miss her big sister so much. <3

Bless this day, Oh Lord. Protect and guide me. Lead me in Your way of righteousness.
Even as the weekend approaches, prepare my mind and thoughts for what I have to do today. Comfort my mind and take away all worry. Because You are the great provider and You never fail me.

I come to You with an open heart, oh Lord. Search me and remove anything that is not of You, that is not pleasing in Your sight. In Jesus' name. Amen.


Cx :-)

SuffolkVera

SuffolkVera Report 11 Oct 2018 08:14

A lovely prayer Cynthia. Thank you.

Kandj’s sister sadly passed away on Sunday. Sending Kandj and her family condolences and much love. You are in my thoughts and prayers <3 <3

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 11 Oct 2018 07:32

Good morning :-)



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
And drink in this moment of peace,
That I may carry something of your hope, love and joy
Today in my heart.

Amen.


Cx :-)

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 10 Oct 2018 11:37

Good morning :-)

Ooops I missed yesterday morning. I have a computer problem and have borrowed one from a friend. Life gets a tad hectic at times.

For today :

The End Of The Road Is But A Bend In The Road

by Helen Steiner Rice
When we feel we have nothing left to give
And we are sure that the "song has ended"--
When our day seems over and the shadows fall
And the darkness of night has descended,

Where can we go to find the strength
To valiantly keep on trying,
Where can we find the hand that will dry
The tears that the heart is crying--

There's but one place to go and that is to God
And, dropping all pretense and pride,
We can pour out our problem without restraint
And gain strength with Him at our side--

And together we stand at life's crossroads
And view what we think is the end,
But God has a much bigger vision
And he tells us it's only a bend--

For the road goes on and is smoother,
And the "pause in the song" is a "rest,"
And the part that's unsung and unfinished
Is the sweetest and richest and best--

So rest and relax and grow stronger,
Let go and let God share your load,
Your work is not finished or ended,
You've just come to "a bend in the road."

Cx :-)

SuffolkVera

SuffolkVera Report 9 Oct 2018 18:52

Hello all
You didn’t have a good start to your day yesterday Cynthia.I hope you have had a better day today.

Kandj, if you look in, you are ever in my thoughts and prayers <3

Cynthia was talking about prayer last week and I admit I often find praying difficult. I dug out a little book “The Christian Life” which our priest gave me when I was confirmed (in 1956!) to see if it said anything about prayer. There are several pages on the subject but one quote seems to encapsulate what Cynthia was saying.

“As a child goes to his father not only when he wants to ask for something, but because he delights to talk to his father and to hear his father’s voice, so we should delight to talk to our Father in Heaven and to listen to His Voice; this is what we really mean by prayer”.

Wishing you all a peaceful night.

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 8 Oct 2018 13:55

Good afternoon, a rather hectic morning I'm afraid.

A good start to the morning.....I discover I have left a downstairs light and fan on overnight and I spill my much needed mug of coffee - one of those days perhaps? ??

However, my start to the day is nothing compared to listening to the news. An horrific car accident in the US killing 20 people; accidents causing holdups in the locality; 2 young men dying after completing a half marathon and worrying news about our beautiful planet.

Lord, we bring all this before you today. We feel helpless in the face of such tragedy. Please bless and comfort the families who have lost loved ones, that they may know your love and your peace.
Help us to care for the beautiful world you created for us - to use its bounty wisely and to take the advice given us on how to look after it. Amen.


Cx :-)

SuffolkVera

SuffolkVera Report 7 Oct 2018 18:34

Thank you Cynthia for another thought provoking week. I imagine a lot of us struggle with prayer.

Keeping Kandj and her family in my thoughts <3

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 7 Oct 2018 07:34

Good morning :-D


The Collect (special prayer) set 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 our Lord.

The Gospel reading for today is taken from St. Mark and gives us Jesus’ teaching on marriage – divorce – adultery and children.

Cx :-)

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 6 Oct 2018 07:07

Good morning :-)



Lord, please strengthen my prayer life. Help me to pray more.

Nudge me to pray when I’m doing mindless tasks. Help me to truly know who I am in Christ. Help me to understand that You always hear me even if your answers are not what I expect.

Help me to know my bible better and to write down my own prayer needs and the needs of others. I know you love me Lord. Amen.

Cx :-)

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 5 Oct 2018 08:21

Good morning :-)


Struggling with your prayer life? Various thoughts and ideas have been offered this week.....how about this?

Pray Holding Your Dog or Cat

We are a nation of pet lovers apparently. I’ve certainly adored all the dogs we have had over the years. God loves animals even more than we do. In fact, our relation-ship with them in many ways mirrors our relationship with God. As we love and care for our pets, so God cares for us. Thank him for your pet, and remember that you can trust God as your pets trust you.

Pray While Reading the Newspaper or watching the news.

God cares about the world and the pain and suffering affecting all people. Reading the news may cause you to despair, but channel that despair into an opportunity to ask for God's help in the specific crises at hand.

Cx :-)

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 4 Oct 2018 09:08

Good morning :-)

Two more thoughts to help you in your prayer life.....


Pray looking up at the stars at night.

Looking up at the sky makes us realise how tiny we are compared to the vast uni-verse but praying as we look out across the galaxies gives God a chance to show us how special, and powerful his love can be. On a dark night, share with God your "biggest challenges." In that context, God will grant you peace that he is big enough to care for you!

Pray Out Loud

Sometimes we want to shout with joy. Other times we want to shout because we are angry or sad. There's a great tradition of speaking up – even shouting – to God. Try it. Go off somewhere where no one – no one else but God – can hear you. Speak aloud to God. Let your words ring out so that you can hear them. If you're really bold, give a shout of the things welling up in your heart. The Bible says it: "Shout to the Lord!"


Love to all Cx :-)

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 3 Oct 2018 07:15

Good morning :-)


Two more ideas for your prayer life...…


Pray During Household Chores

Vacuuming, washing dishes, ironing……all are ideal opportunities for prayer.
Ask God to use this time to clear out your heart and life of anything which is wrong.

Pray Through a Family Photo Album
We all usually have pictures of the precious people in our lives. Ask for God's blessing on them. Ask God to heal any relationship problems within your family and, if needed, to help you heal from the grief of loved ones lost.


Cx :-)

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 2 Oct 2018 07:19

Good morning :-)

I am having some computer issues at the moment which is a nuisance. Spent an hour doing an 'online chat' with HP (not the sauce) technicians. Not sure it is fixed so am hoping I don't have to be without one whilst this is sorted. Ah well, life will go on. :-D

Ideas for prayer...….we all need them.

Pray On a Solitary Walk in Nature
We all know areas where it is lovely to take a walk. Creation is a window into God's heart. In the woods, by the sea, beside a stream, or in our own garden, God is there. As you walk, talk with God about what you see; then listen. God will respond!
Pray to Your Favourite Song or hymn.

God loves music: it's all over the Bible. Happy songs, sad songs, love songs, they all reflect aspects of God's heart. Sing your prayer as a celebration, an appeal, or a hope expressed to God.

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation...….

Cx :-)