Prayer for Liverpool
Another Thursday and another week gone. This coming week should be different from last week as we begin to come out of lockdown and more and more people return to work.
For us in the Church there will not be much difference. We will continue to pray together for the city and region through our daily prayers and through prayerforliverpool.org. We will continue to give food through Micah and its foodbank. But what will be different is the opportunity to either live stream our Sunday service or to pre-film it in the Cathedral.
So, I have pre-recorded Sunday’s Eucharist from the Cathedral. It was wonderful to be back in the Cathedral and to offer worship for the whole people of God in that beautiful place. Our regular Sunday Service is a Eucharist and the word Eucharist derives from the Greek word to give thanks. Shortly before his death Jesus shared a last supper with his disciples, he offered bread and wine, ordinary everyday things, in praise and thanks to God and commanded his disciples to ‘do this in memory of me’.
As I have said over the past few weeks giving thanks and praise is so important and for me the Eucharist service helps me to focus on giving thanks and praise. Giving thanks and praise for this beautiful city, giving thanks and praise for all who supply my daily bread and let us not forget being grateful for the wine.
So as we slowly move out of lockdown let us give thanks for that extra walk into the city, let us give thanks for the extra bike ride along the sea front, let us give thanks for the ability to play golf once more. Let us be a grateful people and let us be grateful for the small steps that will take us to full engagement together where we can give thanks and praise for each other face to face. 2 meters apart of course!
Thank you God for the small things in life.
Thank you God for our City and for Merseyside.
Thank you God for my daily bread.
Thank you God for walking with us all through these difficult time.
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
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