Prayer for Liverpool
I cannot believe it is Thursday once again - the week seems to have flown. Yesterday morning I did my usual walk to the supermarket to get my weekly shop. I go around 7am and I walk so that I get my daily exercise. As I walked I was reflecting on what I would say in this blog. As you can see from my pictures I began to think about those who supply our daily needs. The pharmacy, the supermarket, the delivery drivers, the bin men and the transport workers - all people who have continued to supply our daily needs.
So often in the past we have taken these people for granted - well I know I have, but these are key workers who keep us fed and safe. As we continue to journey through COVID 19, I keep asking myself where is God in all of this suffering and hurt? Like many before us who have faced pandemics and untold sufferings, I have no answer as to why God allows this to happen. But I do know that I see God at work in the generosity of those who come and stack our supermarket shelves, who deliver food to restock these shelves, who bring people to work on the buses and who continue to deliver our post and clear away our waste. There God is at work as all these key workers generously smile and offer help. There God is at work where they risk themselves and their families’ safety to serve us.
We offer them our gratitude and thanks just as we offer our gratitude and thanks the NHS staff. So on this Thank you Thursday we thank God for the hands that serve, and for the hands that heal.
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