Prayer Topics.
 Pray for families who mourn the death of relations.
 Pray for those who remain ill, at home, in hospital or care homes and those who care plus those who are undergoing treatments or tests.
 Pray for areas of our world where there is extreme hunger and violence plus the plight of refugees in many areas.
 Give thanks for and continue to pray for the work of the T.O.M. team.

EPIPHANY and ANNUAL COVENANT SERVICE

“The time is coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah”.
(Hebrews 8 v 8).

This verse is also a repeat of Jeremiah 31 v 31 and compares the Old Testament covenant and the New Covenant between God and us.

My eyes be open to your presence, my ears to hear your call.
My heart be open to your love and in your arms to fall.
My mind be open to your word, my soul to heaven’s cure
that I be open to you, Lord, this day and evermore.

My life be open to your leading, my hands to do your will.
My lips be open in your praise and for your truth to tell.
My home be open in your name for weary ones and poor,
that I be open to you, Lord, this day and evermore.

My door be open to the other wherever we may meet.
My arms be open to the one in whom I am complete.
My self be open to your world and in it see your face,
that I be open to you, Lord, held fast in your embrace.

(N & A Haigh)