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Pentecost. South Africa Day of Prayer.

Pentecost. South Africa Day of Prayer.

PENTECOST. Christian Unity week Day 8. Generosity: Receiving and giving.   Acts 28:8-10. “The father of Publius lay sick in bed with fever and dysentery. Paul visited him and cured him by praying and putting his hands on him. After this happened, the rest of the...

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Day 7 Conversion

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Day 7 Conversion

Conversion: Changing our hearts and minds. Acts 28:3-6. “Paul had gathered brushwood and was putting it on the fire, when a viper, driven out by the heat, fastened itself on his hand. When the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another,...

Week of Christian Unity Day 6.  Unusual kindness

Week of Christian Unity Day 6. Unusual kindness

May 29. Day 6  Hospitality: Show unusual kindness.  Acts 28:1-2, 7. “After we had reached safety, we learned that the island was called Malta. The natives showed us unusual kindness. Since it had begun to rain and was cold, they kindled a fire and welcomed all of us....

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  Day 5

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Day 5

May 28.  Day 5. Strength: Breaking bread for the journey.   Acts 27:33-36. “Just before daybreak, Paul urged all of them to take some food, saying, ‘Today is the fourteenth day that you have been in suspense without food, having eaten nothing.  I urge you to take some...

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Day 4. Trust

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Day 4. Trust

Trust: Do not be afraid, believe.  Acts 27:23-26. “For the last night there stood by me an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I worship, and he said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before the emperor; and God has granted safety to all those who are...

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Day 3  Hope

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Day 3 Hope

May 26. Day 3. Hope: Paul’s message.  Acts 27:22,34 “I urge you now to keep up your courage, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship… none of you will lose a hair from your heads…” Reflection. As Christians belonging to churches and...

Day 2 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Day 2 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Seeking the light of Christ.  Acts 27:20 “When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest raged, all hope of our being saved was at last abandoned.” Reflection. Christ is our light and our guide. Without the light and guidance of Christ, we...

Ascension and Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Ascension and Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

May 24.  Easter 7A and Ascension. In Southern Africa Ascension is celebrated on this Sunday.  This day is also the beginning of the WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY which will end on Pentecost. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity The beginnings of an annual...

How influence works

How influence works

May 23.  “Mom please will you talk to Dad.” It's funny how we so often need someone to intercede on our behalf, whether it is mother to father, sibling to parent, or a teacher's favourite to a teacher. We quickly learn how to use influence on our own behalf, even to...

Parental Love is God love

Parental Love is God love

May 22. Paulina explained, “Childbirth is a pretty good example of sorrow turning to joy.  Every mother knows that. I'm also pleased that nowadays more fathers are taking an interest and sharing more in the life of children. Jesus uses such human experiences to teach...

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