Sunday, 25th October, 2020, will be another milestone in the history of the battle against addiction to alcohol, drugs and other harmful behaviours in Wales.
Once again this year, a Sunday has been designated as Recovery Sunday to encourage churches not only to think about those suffering from various dependencies or addictions, to learn more about their situation, their needs and the help available through such centres as the Living Room, CAIS and Adferiad Recovery, but also to encourage churches to do something practical to help. This could involve a financial contribution towards the work. Others may take note of what is said in Hebrews 13, 3, “Regard prisoners as if you were in prison with them.” The author of the letter to the Hebrews no doubt refers to a literal, physical prison, but on Recovery Sunday let us remember that addiction to alcohol, drugs, food, sex/pornography, gambling etc. is a prison for so many people today.
Elin Maher is responsible for preparing the service and in it she meditates on the word FABRIC – in the field of clothing and materials around us, in what makes us as people and how we can be used in the world.
You are welcome to use this service, in English or Welsh. It can be downloaded from our website: www.cynnal.wales
This is the ninth Recovery Sunday in Wales. On this Sunday, we invite Christians to unite in prayer for those who are dependent and trapped in addiction, to ask God to help us to help them.