Saturday 20 April –1 Corinthians 15:52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.
We blink and things are changed, we breathe and take in your presence. Your cry is music to our ears in the silence of life. Lord you are our alpha and omega, holding us up and surrounding us with your unconditional love. Let us be united in your peace and love today, so we are changed forever.
Friday 19 April –Luke 23:43And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
Loving Father, to you the dead do not die and, in death, our life is changed – not ended. Hear our prayers for those close to us who have died. Jesus told us that those who mourn are “blessed”, Bless us this day with the warmth of your love. Hold all of those who are with you in heaven close to our hearts as one day we will meet them again in your paradise.
Thursday 18 April –1 Corinthians 11:28Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
Lord, show us how we may live simply by your love . Let us bring ourselves to you in our thinking and humbly kneel to you in positive true love. Cleanse us and renew us this day to enable us to do your will.
Wednesday 17 April –Habakkuk 2:3For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.
Father be with us today as we look to the future. Show us that in waiting, patiently; quietly we can be closer to you. We rush around Lord and forget that we need you in our lives. Show us that the time we give to you is important and we will benefit so much more by it. We wait for you.
Tuesday 16 April –Mark 11:25And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”
Lord, we are so thankful for the relationship that we have with you. Please forgive us when we have errored in our judgements whatever they may be. We are human and it so very easy for tempers to get angry and frustration to overcome us in what we can’t achieve. We are sorry Lord and seek your forgiveness. We start afresh this day knowing that we can talk to you and you forgive us always.
Monday 15 April –Matthew 26:14-16Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.
Grant, O merciful God, that we bear no malice towards anyone, we may strive to finish the work we are in, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations. We ask that we bear no false witness to others whatever they may have done. And we learn to forgive and love them in your name.
The Cafe will not be open on 17 April (Wednesday of Holy Week). When it re-opens on Wednesday 24th April the venue will be the Small Hall here at St Kentigern’s instead of the Take a Bow Opportunity Centre. The times are unchanged (10am – 12 noon).
Thereafter the Cafe will be open each Wednesday until the end of May. As always, we say – Why not come along and have a relaxing cuppa and friendly chat ? Bring a friend or neighbour to enjoy the friendly atmosphere.