Hello, we joined Barry again live from the Manse this morning for our Daily Reflections session. Barry was hoping to take us off out today but unfortunately due to the recent changes we joined him from Gillians’ study in the Manse.
You can view today’s Daily Reflection session below.
Matthew 5:1-12, The Beatitudes
Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them.
He said: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were beforeMatthew 5:1-12 (NIV)
Barry then shared with us a short reading from one of his favourite books The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne.
Prayer for others
We continue to pray for everybody who’s involved in trying to put right what’s happened in the world at the moment, we’ve prayed for those who are suffering from Corona virus, we’ve prayed for the NHS staff, medical staff and Key workers.
And Lord we also bring you prayers for our leaders, Lord their are times when political differences are put to one side and we are thankful that so many in this country have put aside their support of one political party and maybe their distrust for the other and pulled together.
We pray for the Prime Minister, all of his cabinet and all of his medical advisors.
We pray for our First Minister here in Scotland, the Chief Medical Officer of Scotland, and all who are supporting the Scottish Government.
And Lord we thank you that by-in large there has been such a positive response across Scotland and across the United Kingdom. People understanding what needs to be done and responding to thata, and Lord we pray that anybody who feels that the restrictions do not apply to them that their eyes will be opened either by others or by themselves.
Lord we do continue to pray for all who are suffering , those in isolation, those in particular who have always felt isolated from society and are maybe feeling it even more now, Lord we are thank you for all who are helping their neighbours, helping their friends even with something as simple as a telephone call.
And Lord in a few moments of silence now as always we come before you and bring to you our prayers for this known to us in need of our prayers.
Father God you hear all of our prayers, the ones we speak and the ones we do not speak, and as always we offer all these prayers in the name of your son our Lord Jesus Christ.
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