*We’re gonna break into the night
She hears Laura’s words on Radio 4
The ache of living goes deep into her belly.
The Hope instead of despair
The healing instead of broken-hearted
The bouquet instead of ashes
She offers it up
A sacrifice of praise
She weeps into the darkness
Sings the songs as a child of God
She knows Hope
The now and not yet
**WHAT YOU DO IN THE PRESENT – BY PAINTING, PREACHING, SINGING, PRAYING, TEACHING, BUILDING HOSPITALS, CAMPAIGNING FOR JUSTICE, WRITING POEMS, CARING FOR THE NEEDY, LOVING YOUR NEIGHBOUR AS YOURSELF – WILL LAST INTO GOD’S FUTURE – GOD’S KINGDOM…
With prayer we build with our songs our poems our buildings our projects our art, our listening.
My Note :-
Did you hear the woman on Radio 4? Laura Rutherford a Samaritans volunteer interviewed by Julia Bradbury. Supporting clients who are suicidal . A moving inspirational commitment to care shared there.
How we need a hope inside us.
How daily we need refreshing into our Hope.
How much we need to encourage one another to rise .
As I drink my coffee and pray, I find a space to breathe and a hope rooted inside me that in the days I struggle, and I do, I can know this Hope that is Christ in me.
Be rooted and established in love
Ephesians 3:14-19The Message
My response is
to get down on my knees before the Father,
this magnificent Father
who parcels out
all heaven and earth.
I ask him to
strengthen you by his Spirit—
not a brute strength
but a glorious inner strength—that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in.
And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love,
you’ll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus
the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love.
Reach out and experience the breadth!
Test its length!
Plumb the depths!
Rise to the heights!
Live full lives,
full in the fullness of God
City on Fire
by Joel Barber
**Start Strong: Resolve to be Different – Jessica Bailey – 25 Jan 2017 -Prayer 24/7 – quoted Tom Wright