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Discovering God's Kingdom – Growing the Church

Saturday 23 May

About 'Listening on the way' and how to use the these Pocket Prayers

Listening on the way - Day 2: Thanks

LOOK... and be curious.

day 2 - thanks
image by Mark Cazalet (www.markcazalet.co.uk)

WAIT... with prayerful expectation.

Come Holy Spirit: Thy Kingdom Come.

READ... the text with an open mind.

When it was evening, he came with the twelve. While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said, ‘Take; this is my body.’ Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, and all of them drank from it. He said to them, ‘This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. Truly I tell you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.’ When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. (Mark 14.17, 22-26)

LISTEN... for a word with a willing heart.

RESPOND... with prayer and action.

Oh sorrowing God,
you show us that giving thanks can be painful,
that sharing can be costly.
As we learn to find gratitude for the things we don’t want,
as well as finding gratitude for the things we welcome,
may we recognise that this is how your Kingdom comes,
that in the breaking and the sharing you show us who you are
and who we can be through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.