“So do not not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10 NIV

Gracious God, we praise you for the love and strength of Jesus with us and among us.  Help us to be good and faithful friends, that we may see the needs of others and extend the hand of love and friendship.

We thank you for the medical expertise, care and practical skills that restore health and bring wholeness.

We thank you for the NHS, for charities, relief agencies, organisations and individuals who recognise a need and respond with helping and healing hands; bringing hope, life and a future for others.  We thank you for their vocation and dedication and pray for your blessing on their work and lives.

Gracious God, we bring before you anyone in need of your loving touch today. May they know the presence and peace of Jesus.  Amen.

Ruth Rushworth