Prayer for Liverpool
As we move ever closer to opening the Cathedral I am reminded, if I need reminding, of all those who volunteer in the Cathedral and in our country at large. Do you know that since we have closed the Cathedral building we have lost 15,000 volunteer hours and each of these hours represents a person we know and who has dedicated their time and talent to the Cathedral?
According to the Volunteers Week website the estimates value of volunteers helping UK charities is 22.6 billion pounds. This is an enormous help to us and to other places that rely on volunteers. Being a volunteer helps us to give something back to society and to those places and charities that are important to us. And most of our volunteers say just how much they enjoy doing what they are doing for the cathedral and just how worthwhile they find that to be.
Mahatma Ghandi once said: ‘The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.’ Jesus also taught us to be good Samaritans and to love and look out for our neighbours.
Many thousands of people over the past months have volunteered to help others; whether it be picking up food, delivering prescriptions or just being there at the end of a telephone for support. We should be grateful to all these people who have gone the extra mile and who have looked out for their neighbour. I hope that as we begin to re-open different attraction and places of worship people will continue to give of themselves for the service of others.
I know that I cannot wait to see and to welcome back our Cathedral volunteers many of whom give sacrificially to the Cathedral and I look forward to welcoming back the many who bring an energy to the place and energy that we have missed over the past three months.
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