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Faith and Society Update - August 2020

MonthlyUpdate Aug2020Welcome to our August round-up!

Our hope is that you will get some rest this month and find moments of unexpected blessing. There is so
much we could share with you and below you will find a small selection of the ideas, resources and stories
that may help a little in the mission to which God has called you in this season.

As we reflect on how we might walk with you this August we are drawn back to our knees. We are drawn
into the disciples’ story as they walked with Jesus and watched him pray:

We watched awhile as you withdrew to pray. We watched and wanted to follow… but it was hard. We
sat and waited while you prayed, we sat and wanted to follow… but it was hard.


Teach us to pray, Lord. Teach us to pray in the storm, in these uncertain times.
Teach us to pray, Lord. Teach us to pray as we wade through the risk assessments and reams of changing
advice.
Teach us to pray, Lord. Teach us to pray as we look at our friends who seem to have everything sorted and
all going well.
Teach us to pray, Lord. Teach us to pray as we scroll through our phones, through the newsfeeds, Twitter,
Facebook and more.
Teach us to pray, Lord. Teach us to pray as we fear for the future, even though we know we should hope for
today.
Teach us to pray, Lord. Teach us to pray in the dark of the night when sleep never comes and our thoughts
are all mangled.
Teach us to pray, Lord. Teach us to pray as walk in community. As we see the young man curled up on the
bench and glimpse sadness in the young woman’s eyes.
Teach us to pray, Lord. Teach us to pray as we decide the wrong from the right.
Teach us to pray, Lord. Teach us to pray, to listen, to sit in the stillness and breathe in the depth of your
love.
Teach us to pray, Lord. Teach us to pray, to lift up your name and to call for your Kingdom to come here on
your earth.

Diane, Hilary, Jane, Mary, Mat, Mike, Paul, Steve and Wale
Faith and Society Team

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