I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock. - Psalm 40:1, 2
We are in the season of Lent which encourages us to prepare for the Easter celebration. It is a time for reflection and self-examination. Because the Easter message is all about hope for the world, our challenge to everyone is not so much “what are you giving up for Lent?” Rather it is “To whom can I bring hope?” Every Sunday morning our service will have the theme “Hope Changes Everything – In Christ there is always hope!”
Readings for this week’s meditation: Hope when you have broken the law - Luke 19:1-10; Luke 23:39-43; Acts 9:1-13; Psalm 40
The Baptist World Alliance asked us to pray for the tense situation in the Ukraine. The former President Viktor Yanukovych went into hiding and was replaced by Oleksandr Turchynov, a Baptist minister in the Ukraine, as interim President of Ukraine on 23 February. Turchynov previously served as Deputy Prime Minister from 2007-2010 and was earlier elected Speaker of Parliament before being appointed Interim President.
I have been shocked again at the large number of rapes and murders that have been reported in our news lately. On top of this there are the high profile murders that we constantly have before us. We need the grace of God to be poured out in abundance on our land.
Sunday 30th March
Pastor Peter Smallbones writes our weekly prayer letters. Read them here to keep up with our church, our people and our activities in our community and further afield.
Past Prayer Letters