As I write, there is much uncertainty – when, if ever, will the Brexit situation be resolved? Will there be a General Election in the autumn and which party will profit? In sport, will England win the Ashes or will Ben Stokes’ heroics at Headingly have been for nothing? There is so much we don’t know and even less that we feel we can control, that it’s easy to feel anxious, especially if, like me, you find yourself drawn to Social Media where people tend to air their angst. Yet, Jesus tells us, simply, “Do not worry”. He knows our needs. He isn’t surprised or perplexed by the twists and turns of the political situation. He tells us not to worry, because, ultimately, God is in control. God knows our needs. He knows what’s ahead of us and promises that his grace is sufficient for us day by day. We can’t know what’s ahead tomorrow, but we can know that God holds us today and that is enough.
Weekly Prayer Guide
Growing in God
Almighty God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you: pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself, and so bring us at last to your heavenly city where we shall see you face to face; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen (St Augustine of Hippo)
Loving each other
Pray for Lara, our new Pais youth work volunteer as she begins life in Coventry. Pray that she would settle well into the Pais team with Rike and Jordan.
Serving our community
Pray for schools as they return for a new academic year, especially those finding it difficult to adjust. Pray for the refurbishment of the hall as it is completed this week. Pray for the Genexis event, that through this many may come to faith in Jesus.
Bible Verse for the Week
Then Jesus asked, ‘What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.’