Allen follows Jesus’ rebuttal of the Pharisees about defilement and speaks of the heart. He reflects on the Church’s role as a royal priesthood following the decision taken by the nation in the EU Referendum.
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This month’s PCC Prayer focus
Thy Kingdom Come
...during this time of uncertainty and anxiety: especially for our national leaders in the aftermath of the referendum.
...for the UK church - trust in God not man made institutions;
...for our church - for peace and security for our children and youth;
...for ourselves - peace and love in our hearts.
Lord, my longings are sitting in plain sight, my groans an old story to you. My heart’s about to break; I’m a burned-out case. Cataracts blind me to God and good; old friends avoid me like the plague. My cousins never visit, my neighbors stab me in the back. My competitors blacken my name, devoutly they pray for my ruin. But I’m deaf and mute to it all, ears shut, mouth shut. I don’t hear a word they say, don’t speak a word in response. What I do, GOD, is wait for you, wait for my Lord, my God—you will answer! I wait and pray so they won’t laugh me off, won’t smugly strut off when I stumble. — Psalm 38:9 (MSG)