For our prayers this week..
Often when life is tough, and relationships are hard, our resources run out (patience, hope, charitable thoughts, determination) like the wine at the wedding: pray for the Lord to change us, and give the new wine that is needed, so we can live life fully, and love and serve others more effectively.
Remember all the couples who plan to marry at St Giles’ in the coming year, and for the course of marriage preparation we offer them to be helpful and relevant.
Give thanks for all that is good in our homes, communities, schools and workplaces, and pray that the tasty new wine of God’s kingdom may flow in to build bridges, encourage mutual caring, and heal any difficult relationships.Continue to pray for Bill Walton, training while still working full time for ordination in July, and God’s clear guidance for his future ministry; and for all of us as God discloses his plans and purposes to us.
Collect for 3rd Sunday of Epiphany
Almighty God, whose Son revealed in signs and miracles the wonder of your saving presence: renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by your mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord