He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favour granted us in answer to the prayers of many.
2 Corinthians 1:10-11
These verses remind us how important it is for us to pray during these trying times. When we pray, we set our hope on Jesus, who has delivered us and will deliver us again. Let’s continue our practice of praying at 12pm each day, for however long is appropriate for you in your setting. In addition to this, the Eastern Baptist Association, to which we at DBC belong, are planning a short week of prayer (Tuesday to Saturday) next week, which we have the opportunity to join in with. Watch out for further information on that coming soon to an email near you!
Today I have taken the opportunity to share about one of my favourite hymns, ‘Abide With Me’. I really love Henry Lyte’s powerful words and I think the story behind them is interesting and inspiring. My intro to the hymn is followed by a beautiful version of it by Audrey Assad, and you can watch both these videos together by clicking here. I hope you find it helpful.
This weekend Elaine and I were supposed to be heading up to Benllech Bay in Anglesey for a special reunion of the Christian camps that we were very involved in for many years. That has obviously been cancelled, but we have decided to keep a few of the days as annual leave to get a bit of a break and do some exploring on our bikes. This means that Dave will be organising all the videos for the rest of the week, so please do continue to encourage and bless him with your messages of thanks. 🙂
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.