Prayer & Reflection

Matthew 11:28-30 (Using a version that clarifies the meaning of the text I use in the letter)

Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

The Message (MSG) Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson

Prayer points
We continue to pray for all throughout the world who are affected by the Coronavirus; for all who are ill and for those who are still being shielded.
We pray for all whose livelihoods are affected by the economic impact of these last weeks and for safety as people begin to resume normal activities.
We pray for all who are carers and medical practitioners and for those seeking solutions in the scientific community.
We pray for our government, that you will guide them to wise decisions, listening to the advice of others. Give them the wisdom and strength they need to bring stability to our nation.
We pray for ourselves that we, in the busyness of life, will find rest for our souls in you and peace in every circumstance, knowing that you fully understand our humanity.
We pray also for our homes and families. As we begin to return to a new normal, help us to be wise and vigilant without living in fear. Thank you too for all who continue to volunteer to help the vulnerable. Bless those who freely give their time and resources to this end.
We pray for all who grieve the loss of loved ones, whether recently or in the past, and we ask for your comfort and peace.

In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

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