Thought for the Month July

REMEMBER in July

Praise God for the blessings that prayer brings to us. Praise
Him in the mornings, at noon and at night. However busy you
are, an arrow prayer to God can never fail to hit the target,
and praise is the first message to send.
Rejoice that Jesus Christ is never too busy to listen to our
prayers, however, hurried and rushed we are when we make
them. Thank the Holy Spirit, who prompts us and guides us
through all the busy-ness of our daily lives. Remember that
praise helps us to focus and pray best, setting us in the right
relation to God. Praise Him with all your might.
Thank Him for His constant care of us, however little we
deserve it, and however little time we spend talking to Him.
Ask Him to help us find ore time in our daily lives to pray
and to read the Bible. Remember that we can pray wherever
we are, whatever we happen to be doing…on the bus,
walking along the street, waiting for a phone call.
Ask Him for the wisdom to pray for the things He knows are
best for you, for your family and your friends. Ask Him to
help you to use your time aright. Remember that even in the
busiest parts of your day, He is always thinking of you, and
ready to listen to what you have to say.
Praise Him for the blessings that prayer brings to us this day
and every day. Amen.

A THOUGHT FOR EVERY DAY

We all need occasional quiet times in which to
reflect on what we are doing and the way ahead –
or, in modern jargon, we need to ‘chill out’ a little.
Jesus, too, needed these times, and understands
when we feel we must stand apart and consider the
future and how we should proceed, particularly in
our spiritual lives. We must not feel guilty when we
pause in our everyday lives to think things through,
but be guided by His teachings.

A PRAYER FOR NIGHT-TIME

In the quietness which is your gift at the day’s end
O Father, draw near to all who have special need of
you this night. Sustain and strengthen us in the
tasks that will fall to us tomorrow, while at the same
we give thanks to You for all the help you have
give us this day that has just passed.
Let your rich blessing be ours this night, ad let
your blessing also all on our families and friends
whom we love, and upon those for whom we pray
day by day.
Give unto our hearts that peace which passes all
understanding. Amen.

A PRAYER FOR EVERY DAY

Lord, you are my example. You have given me every
opportunity to read your word and to live up to it.
Your life was full of events while you lived on earth,
but you found time to be alone in prayer early in the
mornings, and you took time out to be alone with your
disciples.
Those times refreshed you in the midst of your busy life.
Help me, Lord, to take time out to be in your presence,
and also to take time out to rest from all the cares of my
daily work, so that I will return to my daily tasks refreshed
and filled with your Spirit. Amen.
c Pitshanger Prayer Group
Read more about taking time out:
Rest on Sundays……………….Exodus 20 v 10
Come to me and rest………….Matthew 11 v 28-30
Jesus suggest they rest……….Mark 6 v 31
Jesus goes alone to pray………Luke 9 v 18