Our Father, forgive us for over reliance on ourselves and material possessions. Please help us to discern the things that really matter and as we do so, may this shape our lives; what we do, what we invest in and how we spend our time. We are conscious that our lives are relatively short – may we remember our creator whilst we have life and energy and may we live for you.  We pray that you would help us tomorrow as we work, look after children and loved ones, and attend to our daily duties. May we do this with a sense of eternal destiny, recognising your help and guidance.  We pray for all who will join us on Sunday, we pray for John as he prepares and we pray that we will be helped and blessed as we meet, and we pray in Jesis’ name, Amen.