Prayer for Liverpool
Today I would like us to pray for the Tsedaqah Community which is based in a house by Liverpool Cathedral (https://tsedaqahhouse.wordpress.com/
Tsedaqah is a Hebrew word which means ‘to do justice’. Tsedaqah is the reason why this missional community was formed. Young people from around the world become members as they seek to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with their God (based on Micah 6:8). For periods of up to a year, they serve in a variety of ministries across the Diocese of Liverpool.
Currently, the residents in the house by Liverpool Cathedral are:
Nelson Pike https://nelsoninliverpool.com/
Nelson is from the state of Massachusetts, in the US. He is an assistant to the Dean of Liverpool at the Cathedral, and also works with Micah and in the Cathedral’s music department.
Jen Williams https://jenwilliams.home.blog/
Jen is from Crosby. She works in the Social Justice Department at the Diocese of Liverpool and has been working on a number of projects particularly leading on our anti-modern slavery and human trafficking work. Jen also supports Micah food bank, which operates from the Cathedral, and she also looks after Open Table and Centering Prayer congregations in her home parish.
There are also a number of past residents and non-resident community members, including myself, who try to live out active Tsedaqah – the living out of justice and fairness. The last few weeks we have not been able to meet in person for our weekly community meal and prayers so we have been sharing time using zoom having our tea in our own homes ‘together’. This has been a surprisingly entertaining and a community building experience.
Even in these times there is no need for us to break all our routines. We are finding new ways to be community, to discuss the new work that is starting to happen and share how we are living our lives in these strange times. For me this virtual weekly get together has been life-giving and joyous. We are learning how to get through these isolation days as a community and as friends. Please do pray particularly for Nelson and Jen – but also for Mal, Debra, David, Tabitha, Mike, Kate, Emily, Emma, Sam, Felicity and Madeline and myself (the Tsedaqah community in our diocese, Ghana and the USA).
The Tsedaqah Prayer:
Circle us, O loving Father, with your hope, that we may do justice.
Circle us, O Christ our Saviour, with your hope, that we may love mercy.
Circle us, O Holy Spirit, with your hope, that we may walk humbly with you.
Prayer for Liverpool
brought to you from Liverpool Cathedral
St James Mount
Liverpool Cathedral is a place of encounter.
Built by the people, for the people, to the Glory of God