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Wednesday Reflection for 26th June

Wednesday Reflection

At the recent Early Birds service we thought about the beautiful world we live in. The summer challenge for the families and the whole congregation is to take a photograph of something beautiful that we see over the summer holidays (either in Edinburgh or further afield) so it can be shared and we can give thanks, pray and think about each other throughout the summer as folk are on holiday, on visits or in their own gardens and streets.

Then over the summer months we will be posting a hymn each Wednesday so that we can read the words slowly and reflectively, allowing old memories and familiar thoughts to come to mind and then see something new that we hadn’t understood before. We can let these words come to mind through our week as we face the same old routine or as we go to new places; as challenges arise or trying situations just continue without improving; as happy times come or difficult ones arrive or a mixture of both.

And we can pray for each other and the World Wide Church as it continues on in different places, in different situations, through happy times, through difficult ones, knowing that God is with us Yesterday, Today and For Ever.

The prayer we said together at the end of the Early Birds service was an amended version of Psalm 65:

Thank you for listening to our prayers;

Thank you for giving us a church to pray in.

All over the world people like us are trusting you to look after them.

You made the mountains and the seas;

You send the rain that fills the rivers

And helps the flowers in our gardens and the crops in our fields to grow.

You care for the sheep and keep them safe.

We sing with joy.