A guided prayer meditation reflecting on hands, by Sarah Shelton, Families Worker at Felpham Methodist Church, first used at Zoom PrayerSpace in April 2020.
A guest contribution to revdanbalsdon.com from Mel Leech, member at Felpham Methodist Church, West Sussex.
After the cancellation of the London Marathon people began doing 26 things…26 circuits of their gardens, 26 press ups… Mel was thinking that the alphabet has 26 letters and came up with 26 things that we could pray for or give thanks for during lock-down. (In fact Mel ended up with more than 26!)
The Ambulance Service will not be over-whelmed.
Bus Drivers will be protected and the Bereaved will be comforted.
Carers working in Care-homes will be recognised for all that they do.
Doctors and Delivery drivers – both so important, and needing our prayers
The Elderly will not be forgotten and have the care they need.
Friends and Family: show them in any way we can how much they are appreciated
Give thanks for our Gardens and pray for those who don’t have one.
Grandparents missing their Grandchildren
Health visitors as they continue to visit the vulnerable.
Intensive Care Units and the patients being treated and the staff caring for them.
Newly qualified Junior doctors and nurses who have been ‘thrown in the deep-end’.
Be Kind to each-other (no need to say more)
Lord ‘what are we to Learn from all this?’
People’s Mental Health – and those who find Isolation particularly difficult.
Contact with Neighbours and seeing they are in need of anything we can help them with and of course continue to pray and give thanks for our NHS.
Give thanks that One Day this will come to an end.
Paramedics as they work on the front-line bringing help as fast as they can.
Remember the Prime Minister as he continues to fully recover and copes with the responsibilities of his job.
Pray Quarantine measures will continue to work.
Pray for the Queen and that her faith will inspire and encourage the nation.
There is a sufficient supply of Respirators.
Supermarket shop-workers and those who are ‘shielding’ because of health issues.
Give thanks for the Telephone to keep in contact with each-other. Teachers as they try to continue to give lessons ‘on-line’.
Let’s show ‘Understanding’
Give thanks for those ‘Volunteers’ doing all they can to help the NHS, Farmers and Delivering necessary food parcels and medical supplies etc.
Thanks for daily Walks
Pray a ‘Vaccination’ will soon be found.
Young people – including children, at this, what must be, a very strange time for them.
Give thanks for ZOOM.
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This week I share with you, not my words, but the prayerful words of a 5 year old girl who wanted to write a prayer yesterday morning. Working together, this is what she produced. #ProudDad
This 5 year old’s heart to say thank you to God made me realise how I have sometimes been distracted by other things that stop me from embracing and noticing all I have to be thankful to God for today.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
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What does the prayer of this 5 year old inspire you to be thankful for? Why not share your thanks and prayers in the comment section below.
God of the past,
As we remember our past,
As we share our stories,
May we be encouraged,
As we remember all you have done among us.