Whether you’re looking forward to a summer of sport, or not (!), join us this Sunday, 9.30am at St Barnabas and 11am at St Michael’s for an all-age Olympic Special … a short, informal guest service suitable for all ages, with activities, quizzes and prizes, all with an Olympic theme … so bring your family and friends.
And whether or not you’re a sports fan, pray for those who are working to reach out with the love of Christ to all those involved in the Games, across the entire country. Pray for opportunities among the athletes and their support teams, for the thousands of stewards and security personnel, for international spectators and those who live near the various different venues. Pray for the churches and individuals involved in outreach – a once in a lifetime opportunity for London and the UK.
A prayer in preparation for the 2012 Games
Giver of joy and source of all strength,
we pray for those
who prepare for the London Olympic and Paralympic games.
For the competitors training for the Games and their loved ones,
For the many thousands who will support them,
And for the Churches and others who are organising special events and who will welcome many people from many nations.
In a world where many are rejected and abused,
we pray for a spirit
of tolerance and acceptance, of humility and respect
and for the health and safety of all.
May we at the last be led towards the love of Christ who is more than gold, today and forever.