Sunday 22nd March 2020

22 Mar 2020 by O'Connor Uniting Church in: Reflections

Lent 4

Bible Readings

First reading: 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Psalm: Psalm 23
Second reading: Ephesians 5:8-14
Gospel: John 9:1-41


A Man Born Blind Receives Sight

“Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a person born blind. If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.”

John 9:32-33

Lord, we pray for:

  • wisdom, peace and protection for the Australian people as we deal with COVID-19 and what it will mean for our lives
  • the Australian Government to receive the best possible advice and support to contain COVID-19 and protect our people and the economy
  • the people and governments of all countries savaged by COVID-19, and for the protection of countries free from the virus
  • all who have lost their jobs or suffered a reduction in income because of the virus
  • people living alone, that family and friends keep in contact during this time to ensure their physical and emotional wellbeing

A Prayer

Praise the Lord oh my soul

Let all that is within me

Praise His Holy Name

For you Lord made the earth and all that is within it

You made the planets and the galaxies

The stars and the vast deep space

You made us and me

You said ‘yes’ to my creation

You gave me parents who taught me about you

Parents who loved and chastened me with your Word

And now so long and later in life

I see your hand and hear your call

You call me to faith, hope and love

To joy and sacrifice, to follow

You, for your yoke is sweet and

Your burden light.