Prayer for Liverpool
It is now a week since we clapped on our doorsteps for all on the front line. Thursdays have become known to me as ‘Thank you Thursday.’ Today is the day when we give thanks for the front line workers, the NHS, the social care workers and all those who supply our basic needs.
When I undertook my regular walk around St James’ Garden, the other day, I came across the flowers in the picture, which I think are call ‘Forget-me-nots.’ As I reflected upon them I was thinking of all those whose lives have influenced me for the good and I no longer see because they have died. It is so important to remember our loved ones and the many people who give sacrificially to others.
Today, in the life of the Church and in the life of this country we remember the life and witness of St George, Patron Saint of England. St George is from the second century. He was a soldier and he was martyred for his faith. There are a number of myths around him being a knight and slaying a dragon, but the reason he became a saint was because of his great virtue and his great holiness. England adopted him as their patron saint, even though he was not born in England, along with Venice, Genoa, Portugal and Catalonia. So as we give thanks let us remember the life and witness of St George, let us pray for all affected by Covid 19 whether in this country or in Venice, Genoa, Portugal or Catalonia. And let us say THANK YOU to the St George’s of our own day. And as we say thank you may we like those flowers never forget the sacrifice of others.
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.
supporting you during these uncertain times
Liverpool Cathedral is a place of encounter. Built by the people, for the people, to the Glory of God
Prayer for Liverpool
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St James Mount
Liverpool Cathedral is a place of encounter.
Built by the people, for the people, to the Glory of God