Newsletter May 12th

One of the greatest privileges of being a Christian is knowing God our almighty creator as Dad. It is the privilege of being able to pray. To come to the Holy One on the throne of the universe any time of the day or night, knowing we’ll find grace and mercy to help us.

When his disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples. He (Jesus) said to them, ‘when you pray say: Father …’” Luke 11:2

The wonder of this comes home when we realise that it is only Christians who can pray like this. If you’re reading this and you’re not ‘in Christ’ you can’t pray like this. You can recite prayers; you can chant; you can repeat mantras; you can light candles, you can spin prayer wheels, you can wish for things … but you can’t pray to God as Father without following Christ as Lord.

So, if you’re reading this and you are ‘in Christ’ God has chosen you to be one of His ambassadors. Pray to be able to use your privilege well. Not just to pray for your own needs but for the needs of others … and their greatest need is to come to Christ.

That is what ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ is all about: Christians praying for 5 friends each to discover who Jesus is.

Between Ascension day, 26th May, and Pentecost, 5th June, the challenge is to pray for the five people the Lord puts on our hearts.

When you’ve read this, why not get a bit of paper and jot down the names of the five people you see most regularly. They could be friends, family, colleagues or neighbours. And ask for the Lord’s help to pray for them over the 11 days of the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ initiative.

Your brother in Christ,

Follow the link, or copy and paste into your browser, for more information on ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.

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How does it work?

The Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed from the Holy Redeemer Church website will now automatically updates the Facebook® page with our news.   From time to time we will also post details of events, videos and photos of life at church.

Isn’t there already a page on Facebook®?

There is a Holy Redeemer Streatham ‘group’ rather than a ‘page’.   A ‘page’ is more versatile and can be linked up to our news feed.  To avoid confusion, the old group will now be called ‘Friends of the Holy Redeemer’ and can be used by current and past members to keep in touch.

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