This Week's Prayer Theme:

16th. June 2019

Today is Fathers Day. We remember our fathers, and those who have been like a father to us.

Please pray;

- thanking God, for the strength and support fathers can bring to us.

- for those with absent, or abusive, fathers, and those men who do not know how to be a good father.

- thanking God, for being our loving Heavenly Father. 

"The Father Himself loves you".

John 16; 27.

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This Week's Readings:

Colossians 1: 1-14

1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
2To God’s holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sisters a in Christ:
Grace and peace to you from God our Father. b

Thanksgiving and Prayer

3We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,
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because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people
5the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel
6that has come to you. In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God’s grace.
7You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, c who is a faithful minister of Christ on our d behalf,
8and who also told us of your love in the Spirit.

9For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, e
10so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,
11being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,
12and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you f to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
13For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,
14in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Luke 10: 25-37

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

25On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
26“What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”
27He answered, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ c ; and, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ d
28“You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”
29But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbour?”
30In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead.
31A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.
32So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.
33But a Samaritan, as he travelled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.
34He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him.
35The next day he took out two denarii e and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

36“Which of these three do you think was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
37The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Prayers:

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