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Matthew 25:40
‘The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’

Gracious God, as Princess Anne launches a charity to provide respite for carers, we lift before You and give thanks for those who care for others. We appreciate that the love and care given often comes at a cost to the giver, as they put aside their own needs in order to ensure that the person in their care is loved and nurtured. We acknowledge particularly those who care for Dementia sufferers during this week of Dementia Awareness. Lord God, You taught us that rest and relaxation are important to our mental and physical well-being. And so, help us as society to ensure that the carers in our communities receive the support, encouragement and empathy that they richly deserve. May opportunities be provided for rest and relaxation, and may all carers feel the assurance and power of Your presence with them in their homes. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.