“When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.”
Gracious God, as the weekend approaches at the end of a week when we have seen restrictions lifted on restaurants, cafes, public houses and hotels, we give thanks for the gift of hospitality. We appreciate that these have been incredibly difficult times for all those connected to the hospitality industry, as their livelihoods have been effected by the pandemic. We pray for all those opening their doors again and give thanks for the welcome they will provide in our communities to the many folks who have felt isolated from human contact over the past months. We pray for the health of our economy as businesses begin re-trading. We pray especially for all those who sadly have lost their employment or businesses, and pray that new opportunities will arise for them in the coming days. In the meantime, may we as communities support and offer hospitality to those in need at this time. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.