During the week I read in Pray as you Go the following words which have kept coming back to me. They are the words of Simeon used in a meditation from Luke 2:28.
I have enough
I have taken the Saviour
The hope of the Gentiles
Into my arms.
We were invited to respond
I have you Lord
I have enough
Please God this can be a fervent response from each of us.
COME HOLY SPIRIT FILL THE HEARTS OF THE FAITHFUL
ENKINDLE WITHIN US THE FIRE OF YOUR LOVE
SEND FORTH YOUR SPIRIT THAT WE MAY BE RECREATED
THEN YOU WILL RENEW THE FACE OF THE EARTH.
We remember in our prayers all who have lost their life to the corona virus and the bereaved relatives as they grieve for their loved ones.
Betty Thomas and Kathleen Parker , please support their families in your prayers. Also please pray for Mary Knapper of West Riding Care Home who has died. RIP
Can we remember in our prayers all in Fieldhead and all the staff who care for them, we pray for an increase in hope and peace.
Those of all ages in our prisons who are finding isolation very difficult
Continuing prayer please for Jim who is very ill and Janet his wife as she supports him through his illness
Prayers please for Roger who has been ill for a couple years and his wife who supports him
A thanksgiving for Mena, we have been praying for her since the 1st week of our prayer support and after a scan it was revealed she is cancer-free and is now in remission, praise God.
Father Gregory Knowles with suspected covid19 (will update as soon as I have any more news)
Katrina, a young mum asked for prayers for her health, she has just sent me her appointment date which is 29thMay at Dewsbury General Hospital. Katrina has struggled with poor health for a few years and understandably she is quite scared, she has 3 young daughters who are also very upset for their mum.
A special intention please for someone waiting for results of tests with operation to follow
A request from Katrine from Brighouse, her brother-in-law Bernard had a heart attack, latest update, he is stable but still in need of prayer
Special intention please from Father Frank Smith
An update on Mandy. Operation went as expected, Mandy is now home but still needs lots of prayer support as she begins the long road to recovery, she expects to hear her results next week and then hear what the way forward is for her.
We continue to pray for the NHS and all key workers
Our thoughts and prayers please for the way forward for all our schools as they slowly emerge from the lockdown.
For students submitting their dissertations, that they receive a favourable result from all their hard work during this difficult time.
BREATHE ON ME BREATH OF GOD, FILL ME WITH LIFE ANEW
THAT I MAY LOVE WHAT THOU DOST LOVE AND DO WHAT THOU WOULDST DO
BREATHE ON ME BREATH OF GOD, UNTIL MY HEART IS PURE
UNTIL WITH THEE I HAVE ONE WILL, TO DO AND TO ENDURE
BREATHE ON ME BREATH OF GOD TILL I AM WHOLLY THINE
UNTIL THIS EARTHLY PART OF ME GLOWS WITH THY FIRE DIVINE
BREATHE ON ME BREATH OF GOD, SO SHALL I NEVER DIE
BUT LIVE WITH THEE THE PERFECT LIFE OF THINE ETERNITY