The focus of our love and worship is Jesus Christ, who alone is the Lord and who has made us and rescued us. May we not return to the slavery of sin but live in freedom, serving him with joy, in thankfulness for all he has done for us.
Though the world may often reject him, God our Father never fails to believe in us all and love us with tenderness. We pray for all areas of conflict, deceit, mismanagement and greed, and for all who are drawn into the chaos of evil.
Our daily lives provide such rich ground for acts of loving kindness, self-discipline and courage. May the Lord remind us of the opportunities, and strengthen us to use them.
We give thanks for all who lovingly look after those in nursing homes, hospitals, nurseries and prisons, and we pray for all who need such care and rely on others’ help.
We call to mind those who have recently died and thank the Lord for each act of goodness in their lives. May he have mercy on them and forgive their failings, so that they may share the joy of heaven for ever.
Published on: 20-06-2020