This Sunday: January 23rd
Whats the relationship between the law, (which is good) and 'serving according to the spirit'?
Third Sunday After Epiphany
Gathering in Gods Name
Jesus read from the prophet Isaiah: ‘The Spirit of the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor, to proclaim release to the captives.’ Luke 4.18
Prayer of the Day
who sent your Son Jesus to proclaim your kingdom
and to teach with authority:
anoint us with your Spirit,
that we too may bring good news to the poor,
bind up the broken-hearted,
and proclaim liberty to the captive;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Prayers for the World
We have been reminded of our own weakness by the explosive natural disaster in Tonga. We pray for our brothers and sisters in Tonga. We pray that all around the world come together in helping Tonga recover from this Earth shaking eruption. We pray for the family of brave souls like Angela Glover, who died protecting others. We pray for Angela in heaven, and that her bravery be valued. Be near to these bereaved families Lord, as they are tested.
Prayers for Australia
We pray for Australia as Covid moves through our people. Strengthen people’s hearts Lord, in the face of high infection rates. We pray the afflicted have a full recovery from this virus. May they return to full health and vitality.
Prayers for the Community
We give thanks for uplifting locals like Gary Hart, who spread cheer in the local community with their Christmas antics. We also delight in the community houses, that opened their doors to all who were alone on Christmas. These people are blessings amongst us and we thank you for them Lord.
We pray for those in our local community suffering sickness. We are deeply thankful Lord, for every successful recovery. We continue to pray for those who remain in the trenches of poor health. Strengthen our resolve so we may patiently endure these trials.