Cycle for charity

Dr. Brian McCloskey, Sister Rowan Grieves and others from the Royal Victoria’s Intensive Care Unit have launched an all-Ireland charity initiative, ICU 4 U, to raise money for those most affected by the Covid-19 crisis.

ICU doctors, nurses and staff across the island of Ireland will cycle to Dublin over two days on September 3rd and 4th to raise €100,000 for Alone (older people), Breakthrough Cancer Research (new cancer treatments), Aware (mental health) and ICU steps (ICU patient aftercare support).

Several high-profile ambassadors have come on board to help promote the charity initiative, including Dame Mary Peters, TV celebrity Graham Norton and champion Olympic rower Paul O’Donovan.

We draw people to Christ not by loudly discrediting what they believe, by telling them how wrong they are and how right we are, but by showing them a light that is so lovely that they want with all their hearts to know the source of it.
Madeleine L’Engle
Photograph Belfast City Hospital Church.

Ask, Seek, Knock

Matthew 7:7-12
Ask, Seek, Knock
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Prayer Room, Enniskillen Hospital.

Matthew 7

Ask, Seek, Knock

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

In Musgrave Park Hospital today and this lovely card supplied by My Painted Bear has been a real blessing to so many patients and staff. The joy of sharing the words of The Lord’s Prayer together.

You who sit down in the High God’s presence, spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow, Say this: “ God , you’re my refuge. I trust in you and I’m safe!” That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards. His huge outstretched arms protect you— under them you’re perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm. Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night, not flying arrows in the day, Not disease that prowls through the darkness, not disaster that erupts at high noon. Even though others succumb all around, drop like flies right and left, no harm will even graze you. You’ll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance, watch the wicked turn into corpses. Yes, because God ’s your refuge, the High God your very own home, Evil can’t get close to you, harm can’t get through the door. He ordered his angels to guard you wherever you go. If you stumble, they’ll catch you; their job is to keep you from falling. You’ll walk unharmed among lions and snakes, and kick young lions and serpents from the path.
Psalm 91:1‭-‬2 MSG