Loving Caring “CONNECTING WITH THE HEART” Listening


Southport Uniting Church.              Let’s Pray Together       



Thur 1 “The Word was the Source of life & this life brought light to mankind.” J.1:4. Lord Jesus, enlighten me to walk in your love & kindness today, as you are my source of life.

Fri 2 “When John saw Jesus walking by he said, (There is the Lamb of God.)” J.1:36. As Jesus faced struggles in life, be with us, Loving God, and with those we love, in hard times. Amen

Sat 3 “My devotion to your house O God, burns in me like a fire.” J.2:17. Lord, stir us up to be supportive & pro- active for Southport Uniting Church – as you lead us forward. Amen

Sun 4“God loved the world so much that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” J.3:16. Lord, I humbly look to your sacrifice.

Mon 5 “Jesus answered, (No one can see the Kingdom of God unless he is born again.)” J.3:3. Almighty God, fill me with your life- giving spirit – to live life for & with you. Amen

Tue 6 “The one whom God has sent speaks God’s words because God gives him the fullness of his spirit.” J.3:34. Let us pray for our spiritual leaders & mentors as we appreciate them.

Wed 7 “Jesus said, (Whoever drinks the water that I shall give him will never be thirsty again.)” J.4:14. Lord, give me the life -giving water of Eternal Life – in the Holy Spirit. Amen

Thur 8 “Jesus spoke, (Get up, pick up your mat & walk.) Immediately the man got well.” J.5:8-9. Pray today for folk needing healing in body, mind & spirit, thanking God for answers to your prayers. Sit in the quiet with God, letting his peace pervade you & calm your soul.

Fri 9 “I am telling you the words of truth – whoever hears my words & believes in him who sent me – has eternal life.” J.5:24. Jesus, I hear your words, even to me. Take my belief & deepen my faith to allow me to listen & for you to guide me.  In Jesus’ blessed name, amen.

Sat 10 “Jesus took bread, gave thanks to God & distributed it to the people.” J.6:11. May we be more thankful for needs met & seek to know Jesus more, our Bread of Life. Amen

Sun 11 “(Don’t be afraid), Jesus told them, (It is I.)” J.6:20. Read the story, v16-21, of Jesus walking on the water, to help the terrified disciples. Whatever or whenever you are fearful, invite Jesus to be with you, coming into his presence in prayer. Lord, I call on you. Amen

Mon 12 “Lord you have the words that give Eternal Life & now we know that you are the Holy One who has come from God.” J.6:68-69. Use Simon Peter’s words to approach our Lord Jesus – reflecting on & praying for your own Christian walk, with it’s ups & downs.

Tue 13 “Some of the people of Jerusalem said, (Can it be that they really know that He is the Messiah?)” J.7:26. Pray for those in your family & neighbourhood, who do not know God’s love in His son Jesus. How do you see Jesus the Saviour & Messiah – in your life?

Wed 14 “Whichever one of you that has committed no sin may throw the first stone.” J.8:7. Read the truths of Jesus (v1-12) & confess your sins & omissions – be cleansed & healed.

Thus 15 “Whoever follows me will have the light of life & will never walk in darkness.” Says Jesus - J.8:12. Let us pray for those with serious illness, hardships or relationship issues. Lord, shine your light to give us the light of your love, for ourselves & others we support.

Fri 16 “He who sent me is with me, he has not left me alone.” J.8:29. Lord, bless Rev Julie & our Church Councillors in their leadership roles in Christian mission here in Southport.

Sat 17 “My sheep listen to my voice & I know them & they follow me.”J.10.27. Let us thank God for being with us in our daily routines, in relationships & in our friendships. Amen

Sun 18 “If you obey my teaching, you are really my disciples & you will know the truth & the truth will set you free.”  J.8:31.  Lord, hear our prayer for our congregation; those who help on rosters or in fund raising. Bless each one ministering or receiving blessings in ministry.

Mon 19 “While I am in the world I am the light for the world.” J.9:5. We pray to support the needy & homeless, in our ministry; to seek support for workers in our CBD, Police, Fire & Ambulance personnel in their often difficult & hazardous duties. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Tue 20 “Jesus said, (I am come in order that you might have life in all it’s fullness.)” J.10:10. Lord Jesus, I bring my family before you; guide & bless the young & older ones in love.

Wed 21 “Jesus said, (I am the resurrection & the life – whoever believes in me will never die.)” J.11:25. Lord, hear our prayer for joyful hospitality within & from our church, in Jesus.

Thur 22 “Praise God! Bless him (her) who comes in the name of the Lord!” J.12:13. Look around you & be joyful in God’s awesome creativeness of beauty, growth & produce, reaching out to us in love & generosity. Write a prayer of gratefulness to Almighty God.

Fri 23 “Lord, do not wash only my feet – wash my hands & head too!” J.13:9. Open your heart to bring before God your faults & difficulties seeking cleansing forgiveness in Jesus.

Sat 24 “You then should wash one another’s feet.” J.13:14. Thankyou Lord, for our S.U.C. ministries; bless our Thursday church, Wed prayer group, Monday bowls & Sun. worship.

Sun 25 “And now I give you a new commandment; love one another. As I have loved you so must you love one another.” Jesus in J.13:34. Let us be encouragers, one of the other – to value, respect & show esteem, humbly serving in our Saviour Jesus’ footsteps. Amen.

Mon 26 “(Do not be worried or upset) Jesus told them, (Believe in God & believe also in me.)” J.14:1. Pray for the elderly in nursing homes or those facing aging & mobility issues.

Tues 27 “Peace is what I leave with you; it is my peace I give you.” J.14:27. Allow Jesus’s words to infuse you. Let us pray for sufficient food items to support needy folk, day to day.

Wed 28 “I am the vine & you are the branches. Whoever remains in me, in him will bear much fruit.” J.15:5. Lord Jesus, we pray for new folk to welcome into our congregation.

Thur 29 “When the spirit comes…. He will lead you into all truth.” J.16:13. Lord Jesus be our mentor in Pastoral Care, Finances & Maintenance as you fill us with your Holy Spirit.  Amen

Fri 30 “Jesus said, (The world will make you suffer, but I have defeated the world.)” Let us together pray for our world; conflicts where there is suffering, poverty where life is very difficult, sustainability in lack of justice & ongoing greed. In Jesus, set us free, loving Lord.