Prayer for Liverpool
"I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now."
Four weeks ago we were very fortunate to get a regular supermarket delivery slot. There was much celebration in Loudon HQ when I managed to secure this Thursday night slot – although it arrives in the middle of theatre night on a Thursday when we are watching the amazing plays being broadcast free. As you may know my husband is recovering from surgery and chemotherapy following a cancer diagnosis – he is a shielded person so this slot was very important for us and we are very grateful to the supermarket for prioritising us. We are also very grateful to the delivery person and all the other delivery people who have brought food and other items to our doorstep.
So, as well as our amazing NHS staff, this week I would like to give thanks and pray for a lot of people who are keeping us safe and doing jobs that mean that our lives keep going in such difficult times:
Small corner shop workers and owners
The refuse collectors and people who sort this rubbish out
Call centre operatives
Health care administrators, managers, secretaries, rota coordinators
Trustees of charities
Funders who are enabling much needed money to front line work
Food outlets that are delivering freshly made food
Foodbank and other emergency food aid workers
Teachers and those who care for children
Funeral directors and those who work in our crematoriums and cemeteries
People working on public transport
People fixing roads
Those mending burst water pipes, telephone wires, electricity cables
People who are offering health and wellbeing advice on the phone
I am sure I have missed people to thank and if you are someone who is working for the common good and you are not on this list please accept my thanks.
There is one person who I am going to single out for special thanks and prayers…Martin – the Micah Van Man. He is out collecting and delivering food every day and we are so grateful to him for his hard work. Martin is sharing the gospel through his social action – faith in action. So, much love and prayers for you Martin and all who are working for the common good.
Martin has made a video of a typical day in the life of the Micah Van Man, which you can view here:
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Prayer for Liverpool
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