Thought for the Week by Rev Gayle Taylor

Today, as the world’s eyes are on the exit of one President and the entrance of another, we pray for the USA and all the other nations of our world. In his victory speech following his election, Joe Biden, a devout Catholic, quoted from Ecclesiates chapter 3 “For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven.” The world hopes that his words about his Presidency being a “time for healing” will come to fruition from this inauguration day forward. After 4 of the most divisive and destructive years in relation to economics, race, climate change and the pandemic, the USA and it’s partners throughout the world surely pray together for healing and peace.

This week’s prayer :

Prayer for the Nations (from Thy Kingdom Come)
As we continue to pray for the nations of the world, we particularly want to pray for our leaders and those in government responsible for making hard decisions.

We pray for peace, wisdom and understanding and a deep commitment to serve all.

At this time, we pray especially for the USA as their nation makes the transition from Trump to Biden’s presidency this week. Amen

At this difficult time, we are aware of the many opportunities and challenges placed on the Church and pray for it’s leaders and congregations too.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 

Did you know that from 18th-25th January is the week of Prayer for Christian Unity? To find out more, including prayer resources visit their website

This week’s music: