As of today, you are now free to meet in a group of up to 6 people, provided you are outside and stay 2 metres apart. The Bible isn’t very keen on the number 6. Seven is the perfect number and therefore six falls short of perfection. It doesn’t really work for us either. All three of our grandsons have two parents and since we live in a household of four – well you do the maths! But this is to cavil when we have been deprived for so long. Our biggest concern (and therefore prayer) should be that the government have got the releasing of lockdown right in terms of when and how much and that the people will adhere to the guidelines. Jesus said: “Trust in God. Trust also in me.” John 14.1
Thanks to Sue and Vicky for putting together yesterday’s very moving service; as well as thanks to the other contributors: Lynnette, Angela, Jeremy and Di. It really does take a team (although if my maths is right, that makes seven if you include me!)
Thy Kingdom Come
Anyone who has any stories of answered prayer following the Thy Kingdom Come prayer initiative, please do share them with us.
We are grateful to those who have bravely shared a small insight into their prayer lives as a means of inspiring others to pray. We are looking for anyone who can use a phone to record themselves who is willing to speak briefly about their prayer lives and be honest about the joys and challenges of it. If you would like to find out more, please contact Lesley Lee at email@example.com
We attach the monthly prayer diary today. Thanks to Jeremy for producing this.
For your diaries, the churches of Coventry are planning to prayer walk every street in the city during the month of June. We need St Andrews/St Andy’s to be part of ensuring that Eastern Green/Allesley Green is included in this. At present, they have been rather neglected compared to the rest of the city. You can download an app from the Open Heaven Coventry website and claim roads for yourself or let us know and we will claim them for you. Please consider claiming your road. We will be sending out resources to help with this with the Weds and Fri bulletins.
For your prayers
Give thanks for Mike Lynch being discharged from hospital. Please pray for the family of Meg Hare (her husband Geoff was a regular at the Weds morning service in the past) who died on Saturday and for the family of Brenda Lawrence whose funeral takes place tomorrow.
If during the period of the corona lockdown, anyone has had pictures, bible verses or any other kind of revelation of what God might be saying to us, please let us know – even if you have no idea what it means! Kate Dagger felt God might be saying to us: “God is winning our hearts back” and referenced Psalm 4 v 4. Let us know if that resonates with you in any way.
June Prayer Guide
Click here for the prayer guide for June Prayer Guide JUNE 2020
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For I am the Lord your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Isaiah 41.13 (Thanks to Jayne Nye for drawing our attention to these words)