Prayer for the Children

VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that You are well and that You have a had a good week. This week We should focus our minds on the children. The children who have been locked away from their friends and schools during multiple lockdowns, who have missed the social interactions We adults took for granted when We were children. Also for those … Continue reading Prayer for the Children

A Prayer for Prosperity

VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that You are well. I know how hard these months have been for many of You and now hope for an end to lockdown and vaccine success. There is nothing wrong with praying for national prosperity. For example, a wealthy Britain affords her citizens vaccines and hospitals. What can be wrong with that? Proverbs 23:5 says: “Cast … Continue reading A Prayer for Prosperity

Gaudete Sunday

VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that You and Your family are well and ready for Christmas. Today is Gaudete Sunday—a day of rejoicing and gladness in the heart of the Advent journey. Today we light the third, rose-coloured candle on the Advent wreath. Today I’d like to draw your thoughts away from the Sunday newspapers and Brexit, away from the Christmas To … Continue reading Gaudete Sunday

A Prayer for Advent Sunday

VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that You are well and healthy this Advent Sunday, the first Sunday in Advent as we build up to Christmas. What is Advent? The word “Advent” comes from the Latin word for “coming”, and the season marks the countdown to Christmas. Churches observe this period by remembering the anticipation for the birth of Jesus, and preparing to … Continue reading A Prayer for Advent Sunday

A Prayer for the Lonely

VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine I trust that You are well this Sunday.  If You are depressed and frustrated about Covid or just fed up with the grey autumnal skies then You can always watch Lord Botham versus the Aussies from 1981. This week I would like You to think of the lonely people near You. These could be family members or former work colleagues. … Continue reading A Prayer for the Lonely