"When the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children." (Galatians 4:4-5)
At this time, we give thanks for all that God has done for us through taking on flesh and blood in Jesus, in order that we can be set free to be his children. Please pray:
1. For a spirit of true joy and celebration across our churches as we focus upon the coming of the Messiah.
2. That the miracle beyond human understanding of the eternal God becoming subject to the limitations of human life will inspire us afresh to believe for God to great things through us in our communities.
3. That we will be increasingly committed to following the example of Jesus and being 'incarnational' in our mission in our communities, by taking risks, getting out of our buildings, going to where others are who have not met the Messiah, walking alongside them, being something of the presence of God in their midst as he lives and works through us by his Spirit.
Prayers provided by Rev Paul Revill