Monday 1st March St. David’s Day
Lent Bible Study (2) Temptations in the Wilderness. Daphne will lead
us in our thoughts. We pray for her and for David today.
Tuesday 2nd March
We pray for the Principality of Wales and for the Prince of Wales.
Daffodils are now in flower in our gardens – another tribute to
Wales. Think of all things Welsh today.
Wednesday 3rd March Lent Reflections on Zoom
Think and pray as you move through the day. Walking and exercise
also fill our time. May we find joy and peace in our activities.
Thursday 4th March World Book Day and our Book Club
We give thanks that we are able to read – books, magazines, letter-
post, newspapers, computer programmes, the Bible, etc.
Friday 5th March World Day of Prayer
The theme is “Build on a sure foundation.” Chosen and prepared by
the women of the Republic of Vanuatu in the South Pacific.
Beaches, coral reefs, fishes and birds make it a lovely environment
but tropical storms, earthquakes, cyclones and volcanoes spoil all
this. We are called to build a new foundation and to live in unity,
love and peace.
Saturday 6th March
As Fair-Trade Fortnight ends, we pray for all who grow and produce
our food and drinks. Climate change has affected this.
Sunday 7th March 3rd Sunday In Lent
Zoom at 4.pm. led by Rev. Michael Forster. We give thanks that we
are able to worship together.
Monday 8th March Commonwealth Day Lent Bible Study (3)
“Delivering a common future.” 54 members of the commonwealth combine to transform, connect and consider how to achieve the aims of protecting our natural resources and develop trade. May we share in this.
Tuesday 9th March International Women’s Day
Theme: “Choose to challenge” and quotes that a challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. So, let us all choose to challenge. We celebrate women’s achievements and take action for equality in a gender equal world.
Wednesday 10th March Lent Reflections on Zoom at 4 pm.
We must pray too for our men and give thanks for those who serve us. Consider your husband, brother, son and friend. Pray for our Prime Minister and Members of Parliament and all who must make decisions that affect our lives.
Thursday 11th March
Today we pray for Loughborough and its people. We remember the Mayor, Councillors, communities, groups and all our medical practices.
Friday 12th March
We think of our nation: – the British Isles – as together we follow the “rules” to help us return to normal life. May we find peace in our hearts.
Saturday 13th March
The worldwide virus has brought many changes into our lives. We pray for all who have been affected by the corvid virus.
Sunday 14th March Mothering Sunday
On this 4th Sunday in Lent we give thanks for our mothers.They have shown us love, kindness and care. If you are a mother (or father) pray for your children and grandchildren.
Monday 15th March Lent Bible Study (4)
As we follow the wilderness story may we consider how we feel about making new beginnings to our lives. What does the future hold?
Tuesday 16th March
Home schooling has brought many parents and children closer together, hopefully with patience and understanding. Pray this may be so. Some children are now able to return to school.
Wednesday 17th March St. Patrick’s Day
We pray for our Church – Loughborough U R C – as we gather via Zoom for our Church Meeting and as we make decisions for our future life together. Lent Reflections on Zoom.
Thursday 18th March
Pray for the United Reformed Church as we gather throughout the country. We think of our Moderators, ministers and all church workers.
Friday 19th March
We pray for retired ministers and church leaders as they continue to serve near their homes. We remember especially Mike, Michael, Margaret and Daphne who are all members of our church.
Saturday 20th March
Pray today for Trinity Methodist and Loughborough Baptist Church with whom we share worship. We also think of all other places of worship in our town.
Sunday 21st March Passion Sunday. 5th in Lent
Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus says Philippians 2 v 6. Today we welcome spring.
Monday 22nd March World Water Day Lent Bible Study (5)
In cultural, religious and spiritual places water can mean a connection with creation, community and oneself.
Tuesday 23rd March, We consider WATER
In natural spaces water can mean peace, harmony and preservation.
Wednesday 24th March Lent Reflections on Zoom
WATER In households, schools and workplaces water can mean health, hygiene, dignity and productivity.
Thursday 25th March
International Day of remembrance of victims of slavery and the trans-Atlantic slave trade. This began 400 years ago and we might consider that many suffered but many prospered.
Friday 26th March
What is freedom? Oxford Dict. “the power of right to act, speak or think clearly or the state of being free.” Life has changed for all of us. In the past few months, we have been locked in. Freedom is to be cherished.
Saturday 27th March
It is the time of the Passover and Jesus must make a journey. Our “journey of life” has changed this year. Where are we going? How long will it take?
Sunday 28th March Palm Sunday
They welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem with joy and hallelujahs. May we strive to welcome Jesus into our lives as we reflect on His life.
Monday 29th March Lent Bible Study (6)
Who is Jesus? Where is Jesus? Pray that we may see Him as our Master and Lord and come to worship Him.
Tuesday 30th March
In Jerusalem Jesus is teaching in the Temple. He told parables to help the listeners to understand his teaching. Recall them in Luke 19 & 20.
Wednesday 31st March Lent Reflections Zoom @ 4 pm
As we hear about the events of this week may we use our opportunities to speak about our Lord and pray to Him.
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