The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and He helps me.  My heart leaps for joy and with my song I praise him.
Ps 28:7 NIV

He will cover you with his feathers and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield….
Ps 91:4 NIV

Gracious God, we reflect on this picture of a robin, perched on a pole, on a snowy day, it’s feathers ruffled as a protection against the winter cold.  We thank you for this reminder in nature of your faithful love, care and protection for each and every one of us, and for all your creation.

Loving God, today and every day, in all circumstances and whatever challenges, worries or concerns we face, help us look to You and to trust in Jesus, our strength and our shield.  We pray too that all may know the warmth of your love, the sufficiency of your provision and the security of your presence with us by your Spirit.  We bring our prayers to You for any person or situation You have placed on our hearts, in Jesus’ name….  Amen.

Ruth Rushworth