A Prayer for Reconciliation

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Good day to You, Country Squire Readers, on this beautiful, sunny Sunday. I trust that I find You and Your families well and happy.

There are too many families in the UK who are split and not talking to each other. I see them every day. An old lady whose son shows up just at Christmas to hoover up presents and never calls her, a family split by the European referendum whose meals together have become so unbearable they no longer meet, and other families riven apart by divorce and adultery.

The family is the bedrock of society, whatever progressive types say. These would-be destroyers of the family have the whole of human history against them, as well as sound-minded folk. They will never win in their destructive mission and good people everywhere see through their pointless sham.

Today I would like to leave You with a simple prayer for reconciliation. Please think of that friend who never makes contact. Think of that sister You have not spoken to in ages. Think of that lady down the road who You fell out with while she was going through menopause. Think of that awful nephew or niece who You really can’t stand. Then think how short life is and how today is a good chance to do something nice.

Have a wonderful Sunday. Come on England! God Bless You all.

 

Lord God, bring us together as one,

Reconciled with you and with each other.

You made us in your likeness.

You gave us your Son, Jesus Christ.

He has given us forgiveness from sin.

Lord God, bring us together as one,

Different in culture, but given new life in Jesus Christ:

Together as your body, your church, your people.

Lord God, bring us together as one,

Reconciled, healed, forgiven,

Sharing you with others as you have called us to do.

In Jesus Christ, let us be together as one.

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