How long?

How long? How long oh God?
How long God must we put up with this Covid thing?
How long must we wait till it disappears?
How long God must we watch fear and hatred take control of our public discourse?
How long before we as New Zealanders can live together with respect for each other’s differences?
How long God before our children are safe in every home in NZ/Aotearoa?
How long before every person is treated with dignity?
How long before our world learns to say to no to war?
How long God before we can do away with suffering and starvation?

How long oh God?
We know you want the best for your creation God but how long must we wait?
Please don't forget us.
God we trust you and we ask that you might use us to make a difference as your people.

This Sunday we will look at the prayers of Jeremiah – his heartfelt pleas that God would act, that God would answer his prayers. How long God? Here we discover what an authentic prayer relationship with God looks like – doubts and all.

Mainly Music, this coming Wednesday. Meets every Wednesday from 10.00am during term time. If you have small children feel free to join us.

Small Groups are meeting again. Contact the church if you would like to join one.

Oh and for those who are unable to join us we will still have an on-air service for you @10.30am and again @ 8pm on Thursday evening on Coast Access Radio 104.7FM or you can livestream at

http://coastaccessradio.org.nz/Listen/index.aspx  The message and prayers will also be posted to the sermon page on this website.

If at this time you need someone to chat with then please call the church office 04 2987766 or email office@pb.org.nz and we’ll get back to you.

And we are also on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/paraparaumubaptist

Grace and peace