Morning Prayer Friday, 26 June 2020

Good morning, Cornerstone Christians!
Let us greet the day in prayer.

Thank you, Lord, for protection through the night
and the splendid morning light.
The beauty all around I see,
crafted from glory as if just for me.

Here’s a poem to celebrate the day:

Have you caught the sunrise in CMK?
Have you splashed in the Teardrops?
Taken in a lungful of Campbell Park?
Played among the Concrete Cows or
headed out to Triceratops?
Have you put down roots in Rooksley or
touched St Giles in Tattenhoe Park?
How do you fancy a future a Fairfield?

                ——- well ——-

Say thanks to the builders – the city makers!
Drop a thought for the people making MK really great:
Grass mowers, peace makers, cleaners and sweepers,
clippers and menders – coffee vendors!
Shout through the Shenleys, bubble in Brooklands,
giggle through Greenleys and dance at the Park!
Wake up MK to a wonderful day!

The morning arrives full of hope for the day to come,
hope, for the unknown future.
Hope is the healer of hurting bodies, wounded souls and broken hearts.
Hear how Jesus spreads hope around like confetti at a wedding party.

When Jesus came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. A leper approached him, bowed before him and said, ‘Sir, if only you will, you can make me clean.’

Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, ‘I will. Be clean.’ And his leprosy was cured immediately.

Later, as Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came up to ask his help. ‘Sir,’ he said, ‘my servant is lying at home, paralysed and wracked with pain.’

Jesus said, ‘I will come and cure him.’

But the centurion replied, ‘Sir, I am not worthy to have you under my roof. You need only say the word and he will be healed.’

Matthew 8: 1–3 & 5–8

Lord, we offer up to you the suffering there will be today
through sickness and fear,
through careless words and unkind deeds,
through loneliness or the press of the crowd.
Help us offer comfort and kindness, friendship and support.
Give us courage to speak out against injustice and defend the weak through your strength.

We pray in hope.

Lord, bless your Cornerstone People as the team offers a space for each and all to pray.
Help them to prepare well for public worship.
We have learnt new ways to worship and pray together,
with each other and the great wide world;
give us fortitude to continue and imagination to refresh our words, our voices, our whole approach.
Lord, give us an extra measure of your hope.

We pray in faith.

Lord, as we go about our work, our learning, our planning and our thinking, guide us in your way today.
Bless the leaders of our country with wisdom and all people with common sense.
Keep us in your protection, safely under your care,
firm in the faith that nothing will happen to me today that you and I together can’t handle.

On this fresh Friday morning, we pray in faith and hope and love.


Cheryl Montgomery