Prayer Table for Harvest
Our prayers this month give thanks to God, our abundant giver, for the food that sustains us and the people who grow, harvest and deliver it. We, who have plenty, also pray that we may have loving, generous hearts to share God's adequate providing with those who have little.
Lord of the Harvest,
We thank you for your creation,
For it's beauty and fruitfulness.
We thank you for blessing us
With our daily bread.
Lord of Mercy,
We confess to you our failure
To be wise stewards of this world.
We confess to you our selfishness
In not sharing the earth's bounty fairly.
As always in November, the prayer table is dedicated to the memory of those, both service personnel and civilians, who have lost their lives as a result of conflict. We also pray that mankind will learn to live in piece.
Prayer Table for September
Jesus said "Let the children come to me and do not stop them, because the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14.
We often hear people say that the Children are the Church of tomorrow. In a way, it's true, for we hope that the seeds planted in them today will be nurtured and grow so that in adulthood, they will take up the baton of faith from us.
However, they are also a very important part of the Church today and so the theme of this month's prayer table is children, remembering and giving thanks to every one of them.
Prayer Table for July and August
It is important that violinists not only look after their instruments but also their bows, which should be slackened every time after use. If this is not done, then the bow will lose it's camber (bend) because it is under tension for too long and will eventually break.
We too will eventually break if we do not release the tension of life from time to time. When God created the universe, He rested on the 7th day and Jesus also knew the need to rest, both for his disciples and for Himself. "Come to me, get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest." Matthew 11:28 The Message translation.
The theme of our Prayer Table for July and August is 'Summer'. Giving thanks to god for the (hopefully) better weather, longer evenings, a time during which many of our activities stop, allowing more time for relaxation and opportunities for holidays and rest.
In the month of June, our prayer table celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit, the third part of Trinity. We read in Acts 2: 1-13 about Pentecost, how the Holy Spirit came touching the hearts of those gathered and how the Church was born. We pray that He will again touch the hearts and souls of men and women throughout the world.
We can, and should, all pray alone but it is also biblical that we should pray together in groups. It is the privilege of a small, but dedicated, group of people here at Kilsyth Burns & Old Parish Church to fulfil that purpose by praying for our church family, our town and our world and giving thanksgiving and praise to God.
Please feel free to join the group any time. We meet in the church each Sunday from 10.15-10.30am. A warm welcome awaits you any week you would like to attend. Prayer requests, which will be treated confidentially, can be placed in either the box at the prayer table or the one in the vestibule.
There is a prayer table which is changed monthly. Many have found the prayers on it are helpful, either to their present situation, or as a starter for their own prayer lives. Also on the table are prayer request cards that can be completed and put in a locked box. All requests are treated confidentially by the group members.
During His earthly ministry, Jesus led a busy life but he always made prayer a priority. We hope and pray that others will feel drawn to join us on a Sunday morning.
For further information, why not contact us.