M Matt 14.1-12: how does Herod ‘the ruler’ misuse his power in here? Pray for integrity & humility for all who lead in church & country.
T Matt 14.13-end: a story about a shortage of food; pray for the work of foodbanks this Christmas as they alleviate food poverty for many.
T Matt 15.21-28: an excluded woman opens Jesus’ inclusive heart; who do you (un/consciously) exclude & what might Jesus say to that?
F Matt 15.29-end: another story about hunger; pray for Parliament as it debates the use of foodbanks and hunger in the UK next week.