Members of Frodsham Methodist Church were asked about their favourite readings and prayer.
Alan wrote ...
My favourite Bible reading is Psalm 21. As a keen rambler and one-time fell walker, it was verses 1 and 2 that first drew me to this reading. It offers words of comfort in times of loneliness, trial and difficulty.
The king is glad, O LORD, because you gave him strength; he rejoices because you made him victorious.
You have given him his heart's desire;
you have answered his request.
You came to him with great blessings
and set a crown of gold on his head.
He asked for life, and you gave it,
a long and lasting life.
His glory is great because of your help;
you have given him fame and majesty.
Your blessings are with him for ever
and your presence fills him with joy.
The king trusts in the LORD Almighty;
and because of the LORD's constant love
he will always be secure.
The king will capture all his enemies;
he will capture everyone who hates him.
He will destroy them like a blazing fire
when he appears.
The LORD will devour them in his anger,
and fire will consume them.
None of their descendants will survive;
the king will kill them all.
They make their plans, and plot against him,
but they will not succeed.
He will shoot his arrows at them
and make them turn and run.
We praise you, LORD, for your great strength!
We will sing and praise your power.
And my favourite hymn is ‘Guide me, o Thou great Redeemer’ to the tune Cwm Rhondda and sung by a Welsh Male Voice Choir……..Wonderful!
The reflections here are written by members of our congregation.