At the start of the New Year many of us will be looking ahead with anticipation. It is an opportunity to commit again to personal renewal, to pray for one another, to seek God’s will, direction and interceding on behalf of our church.
Throughout January, we will focus our prayers on four themes, seeking and listening to God, responding with faith and obedience. Aligning ourselves with the Kingdom plans and purposes of God.
Sunday started with morning prayer based around scripture, followed by the service with praise, worship and group prayer; based on personal renewal, praying for one another, praying for our Church and prayers of thankfulness.
Afternoon fellowship was followed by a time of quiet reflection around three scripture passages:
- Sit still: – Ruth 3:18 NKJV: ‘Sit still…until you know how the matter works out’
- Stand still: – Exodus 14:13 NKJV: ‘Stand still and see the Salvation of the Lord…’
- Be still: – Psalm 46:10 NKJV: ‘Be still and know that I am God’
We prayed for God’s blessing upon the local community and gave thanks to God for his grace and faithfulness in 2019. The day concluded with a short worship and communion service, to break the fast, followed by refreshments in the fellowship hall.