29th June 2019

Lifewords Prayer June 30 - July 6

 

Let them praise the Lord for his great love and

for the wonderful things he has done for them.

For he satisfies the thirsty and

fills the hungry with good things.

Psalms 107:89 NLT

 

When we share good news, we offer people something that will satisfy. Whether we are spiritually hungry and thirsty, or lost, lonely, grieving or hurting, we believe the Bible nourishes and sustains, that it is a light for our path, a balm for the soul.

 

In the pages of the Bible we are faced with all of life from those who have turned away from God, to those who have hurt themselves and others; to those who are broken-hearted or facing death, to those who are celebrating life and praising God. And it’s in these pages too that we find Jesus, who loves us and rescues us, despite who we are, what we’ve done, or how we’re feeling.

 

This month we’re praying for all who offer the life-giving words of the Bible to those who are hungry and thirsty. There is power and hope in God’s Word and each time we read it we are invited to walk a new path. Join us as we pray for everyone who reads the Bible, some for the first time, that they may discover new life in its pages.

 

 

Welcome to the July edition of Lifewords Prayer. This month we have stories about people sharing good news at a food festival, with young people in Kenya, and in a young offenders institution. We also have an update on NINE BEATS and the Ninefold Path. Please join us as we pray.

 

 

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30 June 6 July

Food festival in Bishop Auckland

In April, the Bishop Auckland Food Festival took place and members of St Anne’s Parish Church were there hosting a quiet space and café for the 20,000 festival visitors.

 

* St Anne’s Parish Church was set up as a "spend-free" zone a sanctuary for festival-goers that included children’s activities, a café, information on fair trade food and food poverty, and an exhibition on how God sustains us through food, rest, and friendship. Give thanks for churches at the heart of our communities, inviting people to rest, and build relationships. Praise God for the opportunity Christian communities have to offer a different perspective on our world.

 

* The church also created a prayer space, using Lifewords resources to help people engage with God. Charlie Scott-King, one of the organisers, said: "It was great to see all ages engaging with the Lifewords booklets and the prayer space, from toddlers drawing round their hands … to a teenager diligently going to each prayer station and spending time in reflection … to parents finding peace in the choir stalls. The books were a great conversation starter and take-away for people to engage with in their own time." Give thanks for Lifewords resources and for the thousands of individuals, churches, and groups who use them to share good news. Pray for these people that they would be inspired with creative ways of drawing people into connecting with God.

 

* "I love how accessible the booklets are for all ages, with easy to understand language and pictures to help people engage with the words," said Charlie. "I'm very grateful for Lifewords and their generosity in providing them for this event." Thank God that we are able to produce Bible resources, and for the generosity of those who give to support this ministry. Pray that we would have more and more opportunities to resource Christians as they share good news.

 

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