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Prayer Diary

APRIL  2021

This month begins in Holy Week as we approach Good Friday and Easter, and how strange – almost empty – it feels with none of the usual gatherings together to help us as fully as possible to enter into the drama of these special days. But as last month, St Paul can help us to focus on what really matters.

April 1st to 7th -  Ephesians 1:15-17

This prayer, that Paul prays for the Ephesian Christians, continues into verses 18-19, but let’s pause at the end of verse 17, and let this part of his prayer be our guide this week. All that we would usually do together at this time is surely: “…we may have the Spirit of wisdom and revelation” to know God better.

The Holy Spirit is given as every to every Christian when they first come to faith (Eph.1:11-14). Now our challenge is to get to know Him better. So in all we do this week, let’s ask ourselves “What would Jesus do?”

Trinity events this week

Maundy Thursday 1st - Holy Week Daily Reflection Podcast on the website (see Home page) 

Good Friday 2nd10.30 am   Online Service - Stations of the Cross

Easter Saturday 3rd     

Easter Sunday 4th – 10.30 am   Online United Communion Service with Totteridge

Monday 5th 

Tuesday 6th - 8.00 pm  Online Monthly Bible Study // Tartan Day

Wednesday 7th 

April 8th to 14th – Ephesians 1:18-23

Good Friday and Easter have come and gone; but this part of Paul’s prayer directs us to what remains with us. The language may seem almost too “over the top”, but it’s there for us to feast on!

So this week, when we find ourselves meeting a problem, a difficulty, we can remind ourselves of what this prayer promises.

  

Thursday 8th - Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Friday 9th 

Saturday 10th   

Sunday 11th – 10.30 am   Online Worship Service

Monday 12th - Parkinson's Awareness Week

Tuesday 13th

Wednesday 14th - Stress Awareness Month

April 15th to 21st – Ephesians 2:4-10

This is one of several short passages in Scripture which contain the “heart” of our Christian faith. This is what the coming of Jesus is all about. Once again there is OTT language, but also ordinary practical directions (good works which God has prepared in advance for us to do).

This week will probably have highs and lows – joys and sorrows, but in both, let’s remember God’s “amazing grace”, and also look for those “good works” which are waiting for us.

 

Thursday 15th - National Pet Month

Friday 16th 

Saturday 17th   

Sunday 18th – 10.30 am   Online Worship Service

Monday 19th - Children back to school

Tuesday 20th - Male Cancer Awareness Week

Wednesday 21st - MS Awareness Week

April 22nd to 28th – Ephesians 3:14-19

This beautiful prayer invites Paul’s readers to widen their horizons. Although it is not easy at the moment to realise our being part of a worldwide Christian “family”, it remains the case that we are! So in all this week’s experiences, the sublime and the dull, let’s invite the Holy Spirit to widen our horizons.

 

Thursday 22nd

Friday 23rd - St. George's Day // National Asparagus Day // National Skipping Day

Saturday 24th - Scream Day

Sunday 25th – 10.30 am   Online Worship Service

Monday 26th 

Tuesday 27th - National Gardening Week

Wednesday 28th

April 29th to 30th – Ephesians 3:20-21

Two last April days to give thanks to God and offer ourselves in worship and service (compare with Romans 12:1-2)

Thursday 29th

Friday 30th  - Tour de Yorkshire Cycling Event

 

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