This morning we are to commission Miriam as she prepares to leave for her time of ministry in Turkey. To pray for God’s protection for her, for opportunities to learn about a new and vibrant culture, for opportunities to share with others the hope that lies within her, to commit ourselves to ongoing prayer for her while she is away.
In the New Testament we often see that at these times of commissioning there is a laying on of hands by the congregation. We welcome Matt Walton from Interserve who will be supporting Miriam in this ministry and her parents, Lauren and Isobel, who will join with us in this prayer and laying of hands.
‘Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.
So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.’
With all our love.