Spring Lane Baptist Solihull

Jesus Said

Prayers for This Year


OUR COMMISSION

Our Lord's great commission was to send us out into the world to make disciples of all peoples, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. This we seek to do with love and care.

Worship Together

There is the danger that we would favour one minister against another, and so stay away.

Paul strongly condemns this. Remember that we are here to worship God not man.

Throughout the year we shall have many different speakers and leaders of worship: Pray for them all. Invite friends and neighbours to share Sunday afternoons with you, at church.


Fellowship Together

Come to events and services whether here or at other Churches. Whilst we may have strongly held beliefs as Baptists, We have much in common with other Christian faiths and need to share our love of Jesus with them.


Mission Together

Part of our mission to the village is telling others about Jesus: Do this by inviting others to come with you to church or other events: Making the love of God known by what you do and say.


Above all remember your commitment to God.

When you became a member of this part of His Church in Hockley Heath you made promises and gave commitments both to Him and to fellow Christians.



PRAYERS FOR SUMMER

Meditations


The warmth of the sun's embrace,

the gentle breeze swept in by incoming tide,

the rhythm of seasons,

of new birth,

death and recreation.

All these speak so clearly of your love,

your power

and your beauty.

All are expressions of your creativity,

and more importantly of yourself.

As an artist might share his personality

within each brushstroke,

so within the myriad colours of a butterfly's wing

you share the exuberance of your love


That we can glimpse you within creation

is a beautiful thought,

but also tells us that you desire to be seen,

to be found and known.

Open our eyes, Lord,

as we walk through this world,

feel the wind and sunshine,

see the majesty of creation

unfolding before our eyes.

Help us to see you

 

Under the warmth

of the summer sun

the world awakes and blossoms

into every imaginable colour.

You created a garden for us to enjoy,

and within it planted

the most magical of flower and trees.

You needed no horticultural training

to plan your colour scheme,

no gardening expert

to recommend variety or design.

Your garden is perfect,

its colours harmonious,

its scale immense,

spoilt only by the clumsiness

of those who tend it.