Good morning friends and family:
Scripture says, Luke 24v6,
“He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead!”
- Death and the grave could not hold our Saviour captive
- He broke the power of our ultimate fear and gave us new life and made us as a new creation
- He has risen from the dead and Jesus is Lord of all
- The very first creedal affirmation of the Church is, “Jesus is Lord!”
- Now rise to the newness of life that God gives you!
A prayer for you for today:
Good morning, Lord Jesus!. Thank you for your presence through the night and for the gift of a new day!
Thank you for your friendship, Jesus. It is a privilege to have you and the Holy Spirit in our lives.
Thank you for so much, and especially the joy of Easter, however confusing and uncertain this journey may feel right now.
I’m blessed for these few moments to lift before you the good people of St. Columba’s church and family.
Strengthen all our St. Columba’s friends and family through this time. May they know your love in all they do. May their love for each other be your love that unites us all in the human family.
We thank you for all who have special claims upon us, and the joy and loyalty they bring to us.
Even in the stresses and strains of lockdown keep them spiritually and mentally and physically strong.
Bless their relationships.
Bless their families.
I pray you’ll provide for their every need, as you have been faithful in the first, may your will be done in all their lives.
And let your banner over them be love, Jesus.
With deepest gratitude for their faithful commitment to you.
Thank you God that even while pain lasts in the night, joy comes in the morning by your grace.
So we pray for the whole world, for an end to this pandemic, for those who work in health care, for the victims’ families, and all who are sick. We pray for safety, protection, and grace for each day.
Be with the people of Africa and South Africa. We pray for our leaders, for wisdom, integrity and goodness.
So today as we leave the world in your safe hands, Lord, we ask you to use us in your kingdom’s service.
For with him, in him, and through him we come to you trusting in your goodness.
God bless Africa,
Guard her children,
Guide her leaders,
And bring us peace.
Craig and Jenni
Have a great weekend! ✝️