The Christian Police Association promoted an International Day of Prayer for the Emergency Services on 24th June 2021. Please see our Prayer page for details of how folk got involved: Visit our Prayer/Events page here: https://www.cpauk.net/events/
International Day of Prayer for the Emergency Services:
Across the world on 24th June, first responders and supporters came together in a day of prayer for the Emergency Services, coordinated by the Christian Police Association.
The Wave of Prayer commenced at 0001 hours (UK time) with CPA members and as the day moved on, we continued to pray across the UK and across the world…
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Thank you for your messages from last week’s Prayer Letter.
You may know that our Force Lead Chaplain, Patrick Samuels left Surrey Police to train in the Church of England. His two years of training resulted in his Ordination last Sunday in Guildford Cathedral.
I, like many others, although invited to the Service, were not able to attend due to our Covid Rule. Thankfully we were able to see the event on-line. A very special moment to see Patrick take part in the Service as he read the Scripture and later to be involved with others also being Ordained; being Prayed over.
The Scripture he read was 2Corinthians 5. 16 – 6. 2.
The phrase that spoke to me as he read was:
“We are Christ’s Ambassadors”.
Earlier today (Wednesday 7th July) I heard the Ambassador from Denmark who lives here in London, sharing his excitement about this evening’s Football Match and for whom he would be cheering.
As Christ’s Ambassadors, we can live out a life with which He has blest us, so that others can see Him in us.
Earlier this week, I read the following,
“Be my safe leader,
Be my true mountain guide.
Free me from hidden traps.
I want to hide in you.
I’ve put my life in your hands.
You won’t drop me.
You’ll never let me down”.
These words above are from the Message Translation of Psalm 31. 3-5.
When I read them, I was reminded of every holiday that my late Husband and I took. We were always climbing mountains and did so in many parts of the world. We knew the first thing to expect at the beginning of every climb every day – we would get lost.
My Husband had an amazing sense of direction in a car. He had been a Pilot in the RAF, but come to a Mountain and a map in hand, we faced being lost. No modern Gizmos in those days!
As I write this Prayer Letter, we are still in the Pandemic that hit us well over a year ago. I am aware of the weariness so many people are feeling, including myself – how much longer? And how lost do we feel? I leave the above words with you as a Prayer for all of us at this time.
May you know His Comforting Arms around you.
In His Name,
Thank you for your replies to Prayer Letters.
I have recently received the request for Prayer below; from a Member of the Contact Centre – Luke. I have his permission to share it with you.
It gives a picture of what we are all – in many ways dealing with at this time. The Funeral will have happened when this PL reaches you, but ongoing Prayer for those affected will be wonderful. Thank you.
Here is Luke’s request.
Can I ask you please to pray over the Contact Centre. This follows the sad passing of our good friend and colleague and a “work mum” to many, Janet. It was expected, sadly, so of course that lessens the shock to an extent, but grief has an odd way of creeping up on people, particularly around the time of the funeral, which is set for 20th May at 1130. My prayer is that God’s love descends into the hearts of Janet’s family and all of her many friends, so that the tumult of emotions that come within grief can be assuaged. And also, that those who closely supported Janet through her last weeks and days on this earth are lifted over the void that her passing has left.
Isaiah 40:31 comes to mind as I write:
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
I love the idea that Janet was a “Work Mum” in the Contact Centre.
Please continue to Pray for each other as Christians and those who are not, in and around your Offices.
I read earlier today whilst in a Police Prayer Meeting –
“Prayer is a potent weapon” (Joyce Meyer).
In His Loving Care.
You continue to be very much in my Prayers. Everyone battles on. We have an opening around the corner for each one of us, but how will we face it?
I read the following a few days ago:
“Be patient with yourself. Nothing in nature blooms all year”.
I spent quite some time thinking about that statement. God has created all that we see in nature. He created us too. I love reciting the 10 Commandments. One of them states that we need to
“Remember the Sabbath Day”.
In today’s world of work, taking “Sunday out” is not always possible. It would appear though that God chose to take a day off. If he did, then surely, we must need that rest too.
I Pray that you will find time to be at rest in this almost impossible world in which we find ourselves today.
Many Blessings in His Name