Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that You are well and that Your families are healthy. For those of You pushed back into lockdown I do not know what to say. I feel for You. 2020 shall be a year that many wish to forget.
For whatever You are planning when things get back to normal, You will need strength and confidence. Today I shall give You a short prayer You can recite each morning to get You into the mindset You need to accomplish all You require. Prayer can be a useful partner in imagining the future and shaping the routes You wish to take. Imagine it as a machete that You can use to cut through even the thickest of jungle.
The prayer below is short enough for You to recite as You board the morning train, put on Your trainers for a morning run, or climb up into Your tractor. It is a prayer that gives You the strength and confidence, when recited regularly, to push aside fears and worries. A prayer that is appropriate for these days of disruption and chaos.
I wish You all well. God Bless You all.
Before reading this prayer, spend some moments this beautiful Sunday to gather Your thoughts. Imagine We have all been given a dose of a successful vaccine. Now what? What is the path You wish to cut in the jungle? Really, what is the point of Your precious life? Are You wasting it?
Gracious God, only source of life and health: Help, comfort, and relieve me, and give your power of healing to those who minister to my needs; that my weakness may be turned to strength and confidence in your loving care; for the sake of Jesus Christ.