Prayer in the Economy: March 2021 With 20 million people vaccinated by the beginning of March, there is a real prospect of the economy starting to revive as people get back to work, shops and schools re-open and even the huge leisure and hospitality sectors begin to see some light at the end of a … Continue reading March 2021 Prayers
Prayer in the Economy: February 2021 February begins with Candlemas, the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, February 2nd, (Luke 2 v 22 – 40); and ends well into Lent and our journey with Christ to the Cross. Both are about declaring, at the beginning and end of Jesus’ life on earth, … Continue reading February 2021 Prayers
Prayer in the Economy At the beginning of 2021 there is no let up in the extent of the COVID-19 pandemic or the restrictions it results in. There is confusion in the education sector; enormous pressure on all who work in the NHS and care sector; and uncertainty for many about their work as lockdown … Continue reading January 2021 Prayers
Prayer in the Economy In recent days the news has been dominated by three topics: people losing their jobs as lockdown continues; uncertainties about any Brexit deal; and the beginning of vaccination. The latter brings hope, for which we give thanks, but anxiety remains for those whose work is under threat, and the impact of … Continue reading December Prayers
As we enter a time of greater regulation and restriction so we search for ways to express to God our fears and yearnings, and our concerns for those most in need. At such moments we need to return to Christ, who taught his disciples to pray, to guide our prayers to ask for what God dearly wants to give; … Continue reading November Prayers
When eventually we look back on 2020, ‘Self-isolation’ will undoubtedly be one of the words of the year, along with lockdown, social distancing and many others which have become the language of our present experience. We separate from one another, to safeguard ourselves, the NHS and the most vulnerable. But business, work and the economy … Continue reading The economy of separation
Current concerns over the COVID-19 virus are bringing great anxiety to many - fear of catching or passing it on, and what that might mean to vulnerable people, but also fear of the normal being disrupted, including work, business and the economy. Despite measures announced in the Budget, uncertainty mounts, and we see how interconnected … Continue reading Healing in a fragile world
We invite to join us in a prayer for retail workers at Christmas Gracious God, as Christmas lights are turned on and shops become busy We/I pray for those working in shops and the hospitality industry at this busiest time of the year.