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RoadHoG


RoadHoG News: October 2019


There is a copy of the latest newsletter on the noticeboard in the foyer and it is available online at: www.roadhogbus.org.uk.


Prayer pointers this month:


  We give thanks for the large number of young people returning to the Bus after the Summer break and for the generous donations and volunteers that keep it going


  We pray for God’s blessing on plans for a Stop in Swineshead Village and for possible new opportunities in other villages such as Pinchbeck.

 




Zion Prayer Chain


If you would like prayer (or would like to join the prayer chain) you can contact any member of the prayer chain. This is a confidential service that anyone can use.

 








Brexit discussions


The Westminster Parliament continues to struggle with the Brexit process. Like no other issue of our time, Brexit has divided our politics, our society and our communities. The coming days and months harbour uncertainty and even fear.

 

We know that faithful Methodists hold a spectrum of views on Brexit, as they do on many other issues that shape our country and world. We do not minimise the challenge of responding to this hugely emotive issue. Yet we believe that, as Christians, we are bound to one another in Christ, whatever our differences. And we are called serve to our communities even, perhaps especially, in these troubling times.

 

Churches around the country have been providing safe spaces of welcome, reflection and conversation. Places where name-calling and abuse are not acceptable, but where differing views can be heard. Offering such a gift of welcome to our communities is not always easy. We hold each other in prayer as we try to serve others at this time.

 

We also pray for the politicians and civil servants, in this country and in the EU, who are at the centre of this storm and must make important decisions. We pray for those with whom we disagree as much as those who share our personal views.

 

While we may feel at sea, blown about by a chaotic political process, we believe that we have an assurance that flows from the faithfulness of God. And therefore we can offer love, practice compassion and speak justice to the communities we serve.

 

Rev Michaela Youngson, President of the Methodist Conference

Mr Bala Gnanapragasam, Vice-President of the Methodist Conference

 



Prayer as a revolutionary act


The Revd Michaela Youngson, President of the Methodist Conference, shared this reflection at a prayer breakfast at this week's Labour Party Conference.

https://sacredwells.blogspot.com/2018/09/prayer-as-revolutionary-act.html

 

“To pray is to be intentionally present to God, as God is always present to us. It is to be open to the prompting of God’s Spirit in our hearts and minds, to be at one with the divine love at the heart of all creation – if that’s not revolutionary, I don’t know what is!”

 




 

PRAYER MEETINGS

 

 

 

 

Prayer – prior to the Sunday morning service

 

It has been the custom for the preacher and stewards to meet in prayer prior to the Sunday morning service. An invitation is now extended to all those who wish to join in prayer. Room 3 at 10.15.am. 

 

 

 

 

At Centenary: Monthly prayers for Boston and Zion in the lunch club room at on the 1st Friday of each month from 10.30am

 

If you have a specific prayer request for the prayer chain or prayer wall, please speak to John H. or one of the stewards

 

Contact by email

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

     

    PRAYERS

       

       

       

      Prayer for the day -

      (This will take you to 'The Methodist Church Website')

       

       

       

      PRAYER

       

      Loving God, I want to trust you, but I’m scared of getting hurt.

      I want to follow you, but my weakness makes me stumble.

      I want to soar high, but my doubts keep me firmly on the ground.

      I want to run far and fast but I lose strength at the first hurdle.

      I want to walk with you, but I grow tired so quickly.

      Give me the courage to face my fears.

      Give me the patience to follow where you lead me.

      Give me the stamina to keep going when things are tough.

      Give me a new strength. Amen

       

      Based on Isaiah 40:31; Christy-Anna Errington, Methodist Youth President, 2010/11

      From ‘Run the Race’ the Methodist Prayer Handbook 2011/2012

       

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      Dear Lord,

       

      Give me enough tears to keep me human,

      Enough humour to keep me wise,

      Enough setbacks to keep me humble,

      Enough accomplishments to keep me confident,

      Enough patience to teach me waiting,

      Enough hope to teach me trusting,

      Enough friends to give me love,

      Enough memories to give me comfort.

       

      Amen

       

       

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      DEAR GOD

       

      I want to thank you for what you have already done in my life.

      I am not going to wait until things in my life look better –

      I am not going to wait until people say they are sorry –

      I am not going to wait until the pain in my body disappears –

      I am not going to wait until my financial situation improves –

      I am not going to wait until I get the job –

      I am not going to wait until the job gets easier –

      I am not going to wait until I understand every experience

      in my life that has caused me pain or grief;

      I am thanking you right now.

      I am thanking you because I am alive.

      I am thanking you because I made it through the day.

      I am thanking you because I have walked around the obstacles.

      I am thanking you because I have the ability and the opportunity to do more and do better.

      Most of all, I’m thanking you, God…

      because you haven’t given up on me.

       

      THANK YOU GOD

       

       

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      A PRAYER FOR GUIDANCE

       

      Lord, guide me in the decisions I make today, large and small.

      Help me to weigh the effects they will have on others;

      Grant me courage in those which are difficult.

      Give me time to think before I act.

      In all that I say or think or do this day,

      Inspire me with your love and lead me into your truth.

      In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen

 

 

 

 

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