Welcome to day 2 of 10 days of prayer for Thy Kingdom Come. Each day uses part of the Lord’s Prayer (except days 1 & 10)
Click on the links for something to make you smile and to gather your thoughts for prayer. There a Bible Reading linked to the line for each day followed by space for Reflection in Quiet or click on the link for a Reflection with Music (use either or both). Spend time in prayer quietly or speaking. Finish by saying the Lord’s Prayer pausing at the line you have thought about today. Set yourself an Afterwards which can be an action, a promise to yourself or whatever God has laid on your heart. Clips are Youtube and you may wish to skip any adverts.
You will need 15-20 minutes (longer depends on personal prayer time). Please feel free to forward or share with others if you wish.
2 Our Father, who art in heaven,
Something to make you smile:
Steptoe and Son – Bath time (3 minutes)
Not everyone has a good model of a Father do they?
Gathering your thoughts for prayer/worship:
Father In Heaven How We Love You (3 minutes)
Bible Reading: Luke 15:11-24 (abridged)
‘There was a man who had two sons. The younger said to his father, “Give me my share of the estate.” So he divided his property between them. ‘Not long after, the younger son set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.
‘When he came to his senses, he said, “How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will go back to my father and say: Father, I have sinned against heaven and you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.” 20 So he got up and went to his father. ‘But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran to his son, threw his arms round him and kissed him. ‘The son said to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ ‘But the father said to his servants, “Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.”
Reflection with quiet:
Light a candle and use it to focus you thinking.
What strikes you about this passage? What might it say about God, and/or about your relationship with God?
Reflection with music:
‘He Ran To Me’ (Prodigal Son) by Phillips, Craig & Dean (4 minutes)
List of who/where/what to pray for today:
Spend time in prayer (speaking or in silence) thanking God first before bringing petition (remembering your five people).
The Lord’s Prayer:
Pray the Lord’s Prayer pausing after the first line.
Afterwards: Set yourself an action, a promise to yourself or whatever God has laid on your heart.
RevMerv, Andrew Payne and Rev Julian on behalf of Leadership Team