Prayer Diary from Monday 11th October to Saturday 27th November

Download the latest prayer diary here : Monday 11th October to Saturday 27th November

Dear fellow pray-er,

At the start of a new season in the life of the Benefice we offer you the Prayer Diary for the period Monday 11th October to Saturday 27th November.

The Old Testament readings continue in 2 Chronicles – recording the reigns of the successive Kings of Judah. We then continue with the prophet Micah who prophesied during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah. His book includes the lovely passage “He will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide. They will beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up swords against nation, nor will they train for war any more.” Micah 4 v 3. We then go on to immerse ourselves in the prophet Isaiah where we find the famous Christmas passage “ For to us a child is born….” I find myself appreciating more each year the comfort and joy of this passage and the hope it gives.

The New Testament readings continue with John’s gospel for the first week and includes the passage about the promise of the Holy Spirit: “But the Counsellor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and remind you of all things I have said to you.” John 14 v 26. What a privilege is in store when we ask the Holy Spirit into our lives. It continues up to the point when Peter denied knowing Jesus.

 In November we continue with Matthew’s gospel starting with the genealogy of Jesus which, when you look a some of his forebears and know their stories in the Old Testament, makes fascinating reading.

 We do pray that God will bless you as you read and pray through these readings day by day and that He will inspire and strengthen you.

 Our hope is that you will find this helpful and encouraging and would welcome any feedback or suggestions you may like to make.

 

Peter & Sylvia Raine