Jesus said “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.”

John 14:27 NIV

If the world points it’s finger,
God opens his arms.
If the world rejects and discards,
God says I will keep you from harm.

If the world fears and is anxious,
God says I will keep you calm.
If the world suffers and is sorrowful,
God says I am your balm.

Loving God, You are with us in our world, in the midst of all it’s beauty and joy and in all it’s sadness, injustice and suffering. We are all loved by You and are precious to You. Thank you that you are with us and that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus.*

We thank you for and pray for organisations and all who work to care for and support good mental and physical health, and towards peace and a just world.

We thank you for the many ways we can share your love. Thank you that a smile, a listening ear, a prayer and simple acts of care and kindness can mean so much.

Loving God, we pray for acceptance wholeness and peace in our world, in Jesus’ name. Amen

Ruth Rushworth