Prayer for Liverpool
It is now over a week since we have been ‘locked down.’ It still feels strange to communicate with people via a screen. Although I talk to people and say prayers with the team ‘virtually,’ I have also valued my early morning walks, more and more.
Like Canon Neal I am using St James’ Gardens as my ‘playground’ and I am so grateful to the Friends of St James’ Gardens for their hard work over the years in keeping the gardens as a public space for all.
St James’ Gardens is wonderfully laid out. As you can see from the picture, there is one path through the garden, but there are two separate spurs that take you off the main path. As you walk the spur, however, you eventually return to the main path.
Life feels a bit like this. We were walking down the main path of our lives and all of a sudden we have been led down a side-track, a spur, called Coronavirus. We have no idea how long we need to walk the side-track, the spur before we can re-join the main path, but what I know is that God is walking with us. God is guiding us into new ways of communicating with each other. God is calling us to find new ways of supporting and caring for one another.
I have hope that we will eventually re-join the main path and that the God who knows and loves us will journey with us on the spur, the side-track, so that when we re-join the main path of our lives we may be ready to greet each other with joy and a greater understanding of what it means to be us.
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