God our disturber,
whose speech is pregnant with power
and whose word will be fulfilled;
may we know ourselves unsatisfied
with all that distorts your truth,
and makes our hearts attentive
to your liberating voice,
in Jesus Christ.
Janet Morley - This prayer is taken from All Desires Known by Janet Morley with kind permission of SPCK
O Dduw sy’n tarfu arnom,
y mae dy air yn feichiog o rym,
a’th air yn siwr o’i gyflawni,
gad i ni wybod na fodlonwn ar ddim
sy’n ystumiody wirionedd:
a pharatoi’n calonnau i glywed
dy lais sy’n ein rhyddau,
yn Jesu Grist.
Cyf. Enid Morgan
Speaking Out for Justice
December 10 – Human Rights Day – has been designated by the Church in Wales and Cytun as a Day of Prayer for Refugees in Wales – click here for more information.
The war in Syria continues and, as the season changes, the plight of the refugees becomes increasingly acute. Here are two videos from Christian Aid: the first reminds us of the roots of the conflict and the desperate conditions in which many refugees are living in the neighbouring countries to which they have fled; the second video, “The way forward” takes a measured look into the future and outlines actions for all of us – as individuals, communities and nations.
Advent Carol for the week
In the Bleak Midwinter
Walnut & Date Winter Salad
2 sticks celery, trimmed & chopped
1 red eating apple, cored & sliced
4 oz seedless grapes
1 oz walnuts
3 oz dates, cut in half.
8 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon caster sugar
Shred the lettuce, mix celery, apple, grapes and walnuts together. Stir in the dates and pile on top of the lettuce.
From the Mothers’ Union
Spending time with my children making Christmas crafts is one of the things I really love to do during advent. My children are four and six and as such have slightly different ability levels. Something they both enjoy to make and decorate though is salt dough. It is simple to make and your children can join in. My two also really enjoy the decorating part. If you want them to look good on a tree then you can give them specific colours to tie in with a theme. If you're feeling brave you can give them all the colours to decorate with. Siân
Here is the salt dough recipe: