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   Monkhill Chapel newsletter 15th May 2021    15 May, 2021
Hello all,
A final reminder for Christian Aid week which ends tomorrow but there is still time to donate if you haven't already either by the envelope system as mentioned previously or on-line if easier (there is a link on the North Cumbria Methodist Circuit Facebook page).
Indeed many parts of the world need our generosity and prayers at the moment. Those in drought and famine, those ravaged by war or in a state of threatening actions against them, those who are refugees or homeless, those in the grip of the pandemic, to name just a few crises.
The following hymn (prayer) comes to mind.
May we read it, be thankful for our blessings and be moved to take action.
Beauty for brokenness
Hope for despair
Lord, in your suffering
This is our prayer
Bread for the children
Justice, joy, peace
Sunrise to sunset
Your kingdom increase!
Shelter for fragile lives
Cures for their ills
Work for the craftsman
Trade for their skills
Land for the dispossessed
Rights for the weak
Voices to plead the cause
Of those who can't speak
Friend of the weak
Give us compassion we pray
Melt our cold hearts
Let tears fall like rain
Come, change our love
From a spark to a flame
Refuge from cruel wars
Havens from fear
Cities for sanctuary
Freedoms to share
Peace to the killing-fields
Scorched earth to green
Christ for the bitterness
His cross for the pain
Rest for the ravaged earth
Oceans and streams
Plundered and poisoned
Our future, our dreams
Lord, end our madness
Carelessness, greed
Make us content with
The things that we need
Lighten our darkness
Breathe on this flame
Until your justice
Burns brightly again
Until the nations
Learn of your ways
Seek your salvation
And bring you their praise
and Chorus repeat
(Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Graham Kendrick
God of the Poor (Beauty for Brokennes) lyrics © Msi Music Administration Obo Make Way Music, Make Way Music)
Here's to all the unseen acts of love that made the world go round today.
God bless and take extra care next week as our freedoms increase and we are able to meet more and more.
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