“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
Gracious God, we come to You as a new week begins. As lockdown restrictions continue to lift, life seems to be moving forward once more. And yet we appreciate that there will be some who are ready and engaged to seize the opportunities that more freedom gives them. There will be some who are moving forward cautiously, whilst there will be those, who for whatever reason, are still feeling unsure and insecure. Lord God, we have all made different journeys throughout the pandemic. It has effected and continues to effect us in many different ways. So today we pray for the unity and assurance that we find in You. We pray for the peace in our hearts and minds that comes from being cared for by You. We pray for the strength that comes from being guided by You. Help us to continue to nurture and care for one another so that no-one in our communities feels that they are making this journey out of lockdown, on their own. May Your love fill the very heart of all communities and unite us this day and in the days to come. Amen.