1 John 4:11 (ESV)

‘Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another’.

Gracious God, this Thursday as we continue to focus upon the work of the NHS and all those who care for others, we reflect upon Jesus our Saviour, who extended a hand of healing, compassion, understanding and empathy to all those unwell in body, mind or Spirit. We give thanks for the way in which he taught us and encouraged us to care for one another, and to walk alongside people in their hour of need. And so we give thanks to all those who will extend a hand of compassion this day, and simply let others know they are loved and cared for. May You bless every act of kindness today. In the Name of Jesus we pray, Amen.