1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)
‘Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you’.

Gracious God, we lift before You today, all those who care for the needs of others in their homes. We think especially of young carers who look after parents, grandparents or siblings, for whom home schooling will have been particularly challenging, as they juggle their schooling and their responsibilities to their loved ones. We appreciate that many support agencies have had to temporarily cease during lockdown, adding to the pressure upon our children. We pray that these networks will soon be re-established, and that funding will be available to enable them to continue to offer the support so greatly needed. And we think especially too of all adult carers, often caring for someone they love in isolation as a result of the pandemic. May we as communities do whatever we can to support and sustain them and let them know that they are not alone. Living God, may Your presence be felt within every home and in every caring situation today, and may Your strength, compassion and Your love be felt in people’s lives this day, and in the days to come, Amen.