Our Faith By Eric Pritchard
The pandemic caused us all some fear That’s the way with the unknown; But we have faith to calm that fear And are never quite alone.
Even when our house seems empty
There is one to whom we turn;
One whose love is freely given,
It’s not something we must earn.
Like wayward sheep, we sometimes stray
And for that he is there
But still our Lord and Father waits
To listen for our prayer.
He does not demand perfection,
For we don’t have that to give;
But he’ll show us the direction
In which to steer the life we live.
He is loving and forgiving,
He sustains us through the years.
When we can’t seem to find our way,
He guides us, stems our fears.
All that he does require of us,
Our trust and faith and love,
Are truly scant return
To our Dear Loving Lord above.
A Prayer The Methodist Prayer Handbook
Transforming God, thank you for modern health care,
Developed with your guidance and inspiration.
We pray for universal access to disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Lay your hands on health professionals and researchers.
Touch the sick and the suffering with wholeness and hope.
Make us all agents of your healing love. Amen.
Ann Cooper, local preacher, Newcastle West Circuit