30 Jun 2023
“If my people who are called by my name, humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land”. (2 Chron 7:14, NRSVA).
Greetings in the name of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
“After summoning His twelve disciples, he gave them the authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness.” I am immensely grateful for standing on His Word as you hold me in your prayers. I am getting better and better every day. This has been a time to reflect, discern, pray, and rest. I am truly blessed to be part of this circuit family.
It was on the 14th of May, after the service, when one of my new friends asked me: “Do you pray for the peace in Israel?” While I didn’t give a satisfying answer, this question raised more questions in my heart. I wondered if God was asking me to focus more specifically on prayers and requests/needs. This was a simple but profound question, and together we can address it.
As we start the Connexional year (1st of September) I would like to suggest an afternoon of specific prayers once every Quarter around the three churches. The first meeting can be on the 3rd of September 2023, at Syke Methodist Church at 6:00pm-7:00pm or if you would suggest a different time, please, let me know.
If you would like to help or participate in the planning for this one hour of specific prayers, please get in touch.
I hope that, as people called by His name, we can get together and pray together in the name of God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Yours in His service,
Probationer Deacon Marcianne Uwimana.
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18