Prayer and Reflection of the Week: Summer
 
Lord Jesus, 


Thank you for summer and all the joy it can bring. 

Help us to relax our bodies, restore our minds and refresh our soul. 

As we enjoy this beautiful season with family and friends, be with us God in it all. 

May your love, goodness, hope, joy and peace be shared with all whom we come across. 

We pray for those who don’t have holidays to look forward to, for those whose lives are difficult and those who are working- bless them all Lord. 

For every blessing, every breath, every season, thank you God. 

Amen.

 

‘God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone but also in the trees and in the flowers, clouds and stars.’
Martin Luther  
 
‘Every good gift and perfect gift is from above, and comes down from God our Father, who does not 
change like shifting shadows.’ 
James 1:17  
 
Reflection:     

"O, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth."  
Roman Payne
     
"One benefit of Summer is that each day we have more light to read."    
Jeanette Walls

Prayer and Reflection of the Week: Forgiveness     
  
Dear God,   
 
Help us this day to forgive all those who have wronged us. 
Thank you for your forgiveness, your mercy and your grace each and every day. 
Give us the strength to say sorry and make amends. 
Make today a day of healing and restoration. 

In your holy name 
 
Amen.    
    

‘Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has 
forgiven you, so you also must forgive.’ 
Colossians 3 vs 13 

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Reflection  

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
Martin Luther King. Jr.
   
"It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody."  
Maya Angelou 

Prayer and Reflection of the Week: Mistakes    
 
Dear God,  

When I make mistakes, help me learn from them. 
When I do something wrong, help me to feel remorse, apologise and make amends. 
When I fail at life’s challenges, help me to persevere, to believe in myself and to overcome. 
When others struggle, may I be an encouragement, a source of support and a shoulder to lean on. 

When I feel dismayed and down, Lord be my strength and light. 

Amen.  
  

‘If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our
sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.’
1 John 1 vs 9 

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Reflection   

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”  
Henry Ford
 
“Your ability to understand and direct kindness over yourself over failures and mistakes is an important matter.” 
Mia Conrad 

Prayer and Reflection of the Week: Peace   


Dear God, 
We pray for peace throughout the world, particularly in those areas of our planet where there is war, poverty and suffering.  
We pray for refugees who have no place or country to call their own. Come alongside them, Lord, and give them your peace, security and comfort.
We pray for the lost, the oppressed, the lonely and the hurting. Lord, we ask that someone might see their need, provide support and bring them peace.
Give us your peace today, God and help us to become people who champion peace on Earth.
Amen.  

‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons and daughters of God.’ 
Matt 5 v 9 

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Reflection  

“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.”  
Indira Ghandi  

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. 
If you are at peace, you are living in the present.”  
Lao Tzu 

Prayer and Reflection of the Week: Justice  

 

Lord Jesus,
Help me to treat every human with dignity, respect and love.
Help me speak up for the poor, the weak, the lonely and the oppressed.
Help me be merciful to everyone all of my life and forgive freely when I am wronged.
For teaching us and showing us how to treat others and how to live, thank you God.
Amen.

'He has shown all you people what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.'
Micah 6 vs 8 

Justice - Bible Project (YouTube Link)

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Reflection 
 
'There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. 
 It supercedes all other courts.’ 
Mahatma Ghandi 

‘If you want peace, work for justice.' 
Pope Paul VI 

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