We may not be meeting for Sunday Services but that doesn’t mean that Church is going to stop. It just means we’ll need to be creative about how we learn, worship and pray together as a Church.
From today our Thoughts for the Day will be a longer and include both a prayer and an action for you to do at home. These are to help us to connect with God and grow in our faith. Please read along with us and if you have any thoughts or questions of your own do share then with the Ministry Team or post them to the Facebook group.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – TUESDAY 24th MARCH
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives. (Col 1:9)
When we read the letters of the New Testament we are getting a snapshot of a long distant relationship. They are records of the correspondence between Paul and the Churches he had visited. Paul cared deeply about these communities so his letters are full of encouragement, advice and personal notes. And when he wasn’t directly writing to them, he was praying for them all the time, that God would be with them and that they would grow in faith.
Many of us are having to start practising long distance relationships, even with people just up the road. Here we can learn from Paul: we can communicate with each other (imagine what Paul would have done if he had a mobile phone) and we can pray for one another. And even though we are apart this can keep our relationships alive.
Prayer: Lord I pray for all the people I cannot see today but I care deeply about. Watch over them and keep them.
Action: Let someone know that you are praying for them (if that’s too scary start with telling them you’re thinking about them)