Jesus said, “come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens and I will give you rest.”

Matt 11:28 NLT

“Lord, make me a channel of your peace,

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is sadness, joy;

O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled, as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love.

For it is in giving, that we receive;
It is in pardoning, that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying, that we are born to eternal life.”

Peace Prayer of St Francis of Assisi

Gracious God, You have placed us in this world, in this time and place.  May we see and understand the needs of those around us and respond with love and care.  May no-one be afraid or reluctant to ask for help.  We pray for all who are troubled in any way, that they may know your comfort and the blessing of your peace. We bring the prayers of our heart to You, loving God, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Ruth Rushworth