Being the Light of the World
We proclaim that Jesus is the Light of the World.
In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it ( John 1:4,5 ).
We declare that St Peters is the light of God, set on a hill. And it is to be a beacon of hope and life and light to all that is around it in Yaxley. We declare that God’s church here at St Peters will make a difference to this area.
Lord we thank you for the church of St Peters and that it stands on a hill seen from any direction.
It is a place where the light of the world shines into the community from the provisions, and the people that you have gathered there in your name.
We thank you for the presence and power of your spirit when we are gathered together and for that same strength and power of your holy spirit in us spread out around the community when we are not all together in one place.
Alone or together we cry out to you at this time: eradicate COVID 19 and heal our planet from it’s ravages. For all those who have been struck down by depression, health issues, job losses and relationship conflicts, in the name of your son Jesus we ask you to heal and restore them to full health and heavenly father comfort those who have suffered loss at this time.
Lord we give you thanks and praise for the building adaptation taking place that through it your light would shine out further and stronger into this community changing peoples’ lives, giving them hope for the present and the future. Thank you for the giving and the planning to make this possible. In Your name we bless all those working on the project with your protection and your presence.
We pray your blessings and the power of the Holy Spirit on all those groups who will be using the new facilities now and when we can meet together. We pray for the Holy Spirit to give us all visions and dreams as to how the adaptations can be used and developed to meet the needs of the wider community, for your Kingdom to come closer and wider and your name to be lifted up and glorified in this place.
We bless you people of St Peters in the name of Jesus Christ to rise up and be the light of the world, that all those in darkness will be affected and drawn to your light. We bless you to shine out for the Kingdom of God. We bless you to repel the darkness in the area in which you are based. We bless you to be in the world but not of it, and therefore to be different and to be effective in Yaxley and surrounding community. We bless you to be the aroma of Christ.