Readings and Prayers

Intercessions – December 2017

Holy God, help us to clear space in our lives where your holy presence may grow and produce fruit. Remove from us those things which cause hurt to others and hurt ourselves. Plant seeds of joy and peace so that love might grow, grant us the grace so that we live in harmony with others.

Readings for the First Sunday after Christmas

Old Testament reading – Isaiah 61.10-62.3
New Testament reading – Galatians 4.4-7

Readings for Christmas Day

Old Testament reading Isaiah 62.6-12
New Testament reading – Titus 3.4-8a

Readings for fourth Sunday of Advent

Old Testament reading – Samuel 7.1–11, 16
New Testament reading – Romans 16.25–27

This weeks Quality

Alertness vs. Unawareness

“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Mark 14:38)


This means being aware of that which is taking place around me so I can have the right response to it.