Thames Valley family, after talking things over with Tim and Shevvy this afternoon I have a couple of thoughts about worship for tonight (Friday) and Sunday.
Regarding Sunday, I have an online meeting tomorrow morning with the location leaders to discuss the best options we have for Sunday worship. We will get back to you after that meeting.
As you know we are not meeting together this Friday. Some family groups have plans, but whether you have a plan or not might I suggest that we have a time of prayer between 8 and 9 PM. Whether you are on your own, with a family member, or gathering online, on the phone or via WhatsApp, let’s pray together.
You might like to use Psalm 102 as a framework.
Some topics to pray about:
- Medical workers
- Members of our churches around the world
- Wisdom for the government
- The elderly and vulnerable in our congregation.
- Opened eyes for opportunities to comfort or support people.
- Faith to trust in God.
- Vulnerable people in your community you know of.
Another option would be to listen to the first two podcasts in the new series on the Psalms of Ascent followed by a time of prayer.
You can access the podcasts here: https://www.malcolmcox.org/home-2/psalms-of-ascent-podcast-series/
Or here: https://audioboom.com/channel/mccx
There are many other helpful resources going up online. Whatever we do, let’s be a people of prayer.
Remember the instinct of our early brothers and sisters when they were faced with a crisis…, “they raised their voices together in prayer to God.” (Acts 4:24 NIV11)
God bless, Malcolm