Our thanks, as ever, go to Maureen for providing us with this material.
THE BODY OF CHRIST
Bread and wine shared upon a ship,
with Africa to the south,
Europe to the north and Asia eastwards.
The bread unites, the wine gives life
to all the many varied members
of Christ's body, when shared in faith.
Bread and wine, symbols of life
given in sacrificial love,
uniting Christians across the world.
Sun. 16 June Exodus 1:8-22 Call the Midwife
Mon 17 June Exodus 15:1-3, 19-21 A first among women
Tue. 18 June Numbers 27:1-11 Daughters have rights
Wed.19 June Joshua 2:1-24 All in good faith
Thu. 20 June Judges 4:1-16 Women in public life
Fri. 21 June Judges 4:17-22 A nation saved by an outsider
Sat.22 June 1 Kings 1:5, 11-31 Royal succession
Here would I feed upon the bread of God,
here drink with thee the royal wine of heaven;
here would I lay aside each earthly load,
here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiven.
Sun. Fathers' Day: thank our Heavenly Father for loving us. Pray that His Spirit will inspire and strengthen Father's to protect, provide, train up and tenderly care for their families and others for whom thye have fatherly responsibility.
Mon. SU: Pray that we might see many Christian young people called to become teachers and that senior teachers would hear the call to become Headteachers. There is a desperate need for bold and gracious Christians to be modelling Christ in these roles.
Tues. Ask our Generous God, to please touch the hearts of those in local government and national government about the many people in poverty, some unable to make ends meet even with a job. Help them to create fair processes to support our vulnerable neighbours.
Wed. CrossReach Counselling: Moray. Give thanks for the dedicated team of volunteers who have such a passion for the adults and young people whom they counsel. The Inverness team are stepping out on their own after many years. Ask for courage for individuals to contact the service.
Thu. Pray for all those seeking refuge this World Refugee Day.
Fri. MAF: Evangelist Dwight L Moody once said, 'A man ought to live so that so that everybody knows he is Christian...and most of all, his family ought to know.' Ask God to make MAF's men shine like beacons, as they seek to raise their children to know and love their heavenly Father.
Sat. Embrace Middle East: Pray for those at Refuge Egypt, who give out food parcels, help people find accommodation, provide medical care, deliver language lessons or vocational training, and many more tasks showing traumatised refugees that someone cares. They will be strengthened to know that we are praying for them.