Below are one or two items which have come my way during the past week which I hope you may find helpful or interesting.
This was written by C.S. Lewis in 1942. . . . .
Satan, "I will cause anxiety, fear and panic. I will shut down business, schools, places of worship and sports events. I will cause economic turmoil". Jesus, "I will bring together neighbours, restore the family unit, I will bring dinner back to the kitchen table, I will help people slow down their lives and appreciate what really matters. I will teach my children to rely on me and not the world. I will teach my children to trust me and not their money and material resources".
and is still true today. (Shared by John Inge Bishop of Worcester)
Sent from Rosemary, Nima's Mum.
Following on from the above, now that the evenings are getting too light for candles to show up in our windows, I have printed out the two candle posters for you to see. We have put up the one on the right on our downstairs doors and window.
A couple of reminders:
Wash your hands! This was copied from Facebook. Went out to fetch my bin in this morning and the dustbin men were there. One said, wash your hands or use gloves when moving your bins as we touch over 2,000 handles a day which could be a corona virus hot spot. Good advice.
Last week's Mothering Day Service from St. David's Cathedral was the first in a series that will run for the next eight weeks at 11.45 am. The cathedral will be the venue for other services on the second and sixth Sundays after Easter and Trinity Sunday. They will also be available on BBC iPlayer. Last Sunday's service was from Bangor Cathedral.
CHURCHYARD WATER Due to a leak in the supply pipe, unfortunately there is no water available in the churchyard until a repair can be carried out. In the present circumstances the timing of this is uncertain.
Ten Scriptures To Pray During Coronavirus Crisis
Psalm 57:1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my souls trusts in You, and in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, until these calamities have passed by.
Psalm 91:5-6 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in the darkness, nor the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
Psalm 91:9-11 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.
Psalm 5:11-12 But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them. Let those who love Your Name be joyful in You. For You, O Lord , will bless the righteous: with favour You will surround him as with a shield.
Psalm 34:4 I sought the Lord and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Psalm 56:3 Whenever I am afraid I will trust in You.
Philippians 4:6-7 (The Message) Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the centre of your life. Psalm 34: 17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear…… Psalm 27:14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage and He will strengthen your heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord.
In 2 Chronicles ch 7 v 14 we read, "If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered."
Already we are seeing people start to turn to the Lord. When the book "We don't do God" was written in 2012 doctors and nurses were being suspended or even lost their jobs for praying with patients. A British Airways worker was sent home when she refused to conceal a cross she was wearing.Now nurses are praying openly in hospitals. There is a call going out for shops to close on Sundays in future, people are speaking to their neighbours for the first time in ages and there are calls to prayer going out in our country. I am reminded of P U S H.Pray Until Something Happens
Reverend Adrian Teale, The Vicarage, 10 Bryn Road, Upper Brynamman, Ammanford, Carms. SA18 1AU (01269) 822275