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Prayer News October 2022

Prayer News October 2022 “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.  His love endures forever.”  [Ps 136:1] The quote above was the heading for last month’s prayer news, and we continue with it again this month as He is indeed good!   In the past 10 years we have had many reasons to celebrate His goodness and His faithfulness, and we have cause to celebrate again, as we have recently received a large private donation towards the costs of renovating the former Manse. As many of you know, the Macmillan family, who founded Macmillan Publishers and from whom came
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Prayer News August 2022

Prayer News August 2022 “Righteousness and justice are the foundations of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.”  [Ps 89:14] There is no doubt that this is a difficult time for the UK (and for many other nations) as we listen to the news each day. Throughout the world we desperately need leaders we can trust and respect, people who will clearly demonstrate that they have honesty and integrity as well as compassion for the ‘widow and the orphan’, peacemakers, people who can lead and make decisions that are righteous and just, in the best interests of society and
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Prayer News June 2022

Sannox Prayer News – June “Well done, good and faithful servant”   [Matt 25:21] Last month we wrote about God’s faithfulness, and the faithfulness (and faith!) of all involved in the Sannox project since its beginnings. Having watched on Thursday the excellent Trooping of the Colour, the Mall thronged with thousands of folk and the powerful tribute flypast over Buckingham Palace at the start of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, I was reminded strongly once again about faith and faithfulness – this time the faith and faithfulness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11. Politicians and Prime Ministers come and go, and
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January 2022 – Prayer News

“For I know the plans I have for you’, declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call upon me and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”   [Jer 29: 11-13] In last month’s prayer letter we ended by saying:  “As we journey once again through this Advent season towards the celebration of Christ’s birth and all that has meant for humanity since, let us also look forward
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December 2021- Prayer News

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light..…..For to us a child in born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.  And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end………The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.”  [Is 9: 2a, 6-7] ADVENT – a time of waiting, a time of expectation, of hope, of quiet reflection. The word ADVENT literally means ‘coming.” It is from the root word also meaning “adventure.”  Just around the
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November 2021- Prayer News

Prayer News – November 2021 “God spoke: ‘Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature so they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, and yes, Earth itself and every animal that moves on the face of the earth”  [Gen 1:26  The Message, emphasis added] COP26, the UN Climate Conference which officially opens on 31 October, will bring around 190 world leaders and their delegations plus thousands of activists, demonstrators, lobbyists, company representatives, and members of many faith groups and organisations involved in climate, justice, development,
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September 2021 – Prayer News

“Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his love endures forever.”  [Ps 107:1 NIV] Regular readers of these prayer e-letters and attenders at our monthly prayer gatherings will have noticed that we spend part of the time ‘giving thanks’.  Thanksgiving is, or should be, part of our daily prayer times – it is a key part of building intimacy – our vital relationship with God, with Jesus, with the Holy Spirit. Part of the Every Day With Jesus reading for 28th August says this:  “Thanksgiving is the bass note for God’s constant communication with us because the bass plays
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August 2021 – Prayer News

A ‘Safe Place’ “How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!……..For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.”  [Ps 133 NIV] A key element of the Sannox vision is that it is a ‘safe place’ where all are welcome.  There are no ‘labels’ – as was once said in another Christian context, ‘the labels fall off when we come through the door’.  Whatever our church or theological background, when we are at Sannox we are the ‘family of God’ gathering to pray, worship, fellowship, love, encourage, support and learn from one another.  We focus
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