Today our service is led by Rev Michael Barnes.

We read and think about Jesus’ time in the wilderness immediately after his baptism

Jesus faced ‘Beasts’ and ‘Angels.’

We do, too

Reflect

What ‘wild beasts’ prowl in and around our communities and culture?
How do you find appropriate balance between your inner and outer worlds?
How do you maintain integrity?

Pray

For all those troubled by things that happen within their families, especially when there are limited opportunities for resolution

For all those who are catapulted into the wilderness… may they find courage and a way through it
For those who carry painful stories of abuse but have to keep them secret for fear of not being believed and adverse reactions
For all who discover and share good news of hope

OUR PRAYER

PRAYERS FOR THE WORLD

Act

Think about a current event that speaks of a wild beast at large.
What could you do to confront this beast? Maybe write a letter, share your concerns with friends, include it in your prayers…