"Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come buy and eat!" Isaiah 55:1
During this holiday season, we pray for refreshment and sustenance, physical and spiritual. We pray for those families away, for safe travel. For those less able to to go away to holiday, and for churches welcoming groups in for special summer activities. We pray for our own ministry of welcome and hospitality, including to the EF language students, and all who come into church for quiet our prayer.
Grant wisdom as we begin to reflect on our future priorities for mission that all those who come to St John's might find refreshment.
Almighty Lord and everlasting God,
We beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern both our hearts and bodies in the ways of your laws and the world of your commandments; that through your most might protection, now and forever, we may be preserved in body and soul;
Through our Lord and saviour, Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unit of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.