Posts by Alan Hewitt

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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Prayer News May 2022

Sannox Prayer News – May 2022 “The Lord is faithful to all his promises.”   [Psalm 145:13b] As many of you reading this will know, the Sannox story to date is one of God’s wonderful faithfulness to His promises, and His provision in terms of finances, favour with planning authorities, materials – and especially people – the supporters, the volunteers serving in so many different ways on and off site, and the Sannox staff. Heidi our Administrator and Michelle our Housekeeper have served faithfully for several years, and this time last year we welcomed Jim Farrell to the role of Worship
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Prayer News April 2022

Sannox Prayer News – April 2022 “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world and all who live in it; for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.”   [Psalm 24:1-2] We are in that time of transition, moving from winter to spring (though winter may not be completely finished with us yet!).  There have been some sunny, warm days and spring bulbs are flowering, bringing much welcome colour to gardens, parks and hedgerows.  Trees are budding, early crops are appearing, and lambs are gambolling in the fields – all signs of that
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Prayer News March 2022

Sannox Prayer News – March 2022 “……let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”   [Heb 12:1b] “Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”   [James 1:4] There are many well-known Scripture references to perseverance and persevering.  It is one of the character traits we are to develop as followers of Christ, who persevered in His challenging calling right to the very end, and was rewarded with His crown, being seated at the right hand of the Father. In our humanity we can become weary and discouraged as pray into
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Prayer News February 2022

Sannox prayer news – February 2022 “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”  [Prov 16:3] “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.”  [Prov 16:9] “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”   [Prov 19:21] These familiar verses, and many others, remind us once again that it is God who is in total control of every plan.  If our plans have any hope of succeeding, they need to be His plans. In last month’s prayer letter we quoted another verse referring
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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- Project 200 Notice

Celebration of 200 years of Sannox Church & 10 years of Sannox Christian Centre Date:  4 December   Times:  2pm – 4.30pm    Location:  Sannox, Isle of Arran: This will be a special ‘Sannox Saturday’, especially for those who have been involved with Sannox since the start.  From 2.00pm – 4.30pm we will be “looking back with thanks and looking forward with anticipation”.   The afternoon will include times of informal ‘mixing and mingling’ with refreshments, a short presentation outlining some of the plans for Project 200 in 2022, and an informal service of thanksgiving for the 200 years of Sannox Church and
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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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