Prayer for Liverpool
It was with great excitement that I listened to Boris Johnson on Tuesday as he gave his statement about opening pubs and restaurants, but that is not what really interested me, it was the opening of hairdressers that really lifted my mood. I immediately rang my hairdresser and got no response. Later that evening the salon rang to say that they will ring me with an appointment.
As the day wore on and as I listened to comments about the opening up of the economy with all the benefits I was also aware of the other voice that kept saying the pandemic has not gone away.
As I walked down to the Albert Dock the following morning I was continuing to reflect and pray and I saw a sign asking people to give way to others on paths and in the bottom left hand corner were the words:
I think these are keys words, as we move towards July 4. Key words for us to reflect upon. Be patient, be kind and be responsible are the gifts of the spirit for this present time. I was so impatient to want to get my hair cut that I had to be the first in line. I was certainly not patient, was I responsible? Was I kind?
The Cathedral is I hope being patient and kind and responsible, as we have agreed that we will not open the main body of the Cathedral until July 19. July 19 is Consecration Sunday and we want to walk into the Cathedral on that Sunday morning with joy, thanksgiving and gratitude. We want people to come in to the building knowing that they are safe and knowing that they will encounter a space that reflects God’s love and majesty.
So as we continue to journey through this pandemic remember, BE PATIENT, BE KIND, BE RESPONSIBLE to others and yourself. In the words of Christ, love your neighbour as yourself.
While you're here:
Why not prepare for next Sunday's worship? Our preparation sheet for adults and for children can be accessed by clicking on the Resources tab of this website: https://www.prayerforliverpool.org/prayer-resources.html.
Prayer for Liverpool
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