Lent Thoughts

Dear Lord.  
As we continue our journey through lent, as we reflect upon the pain and the suffering and the rejection, we think of all those within our society who are plagued by emotions that tear them apart. We think of those trapped in depression, who struggle against the darkness and the loneliness. We think of all those who are trapped in abusive relationships, struggling to find a way out, and for all those who’s path seems uncertain, who struggle for direction and guidance. 

May we your church be a beacon of hope and light for them, help us to be a welcome and a sanctuary, a safe place for emotions to be expressed and comfort to be given. Empower us to look beyond the comfort of our own day to day existence and seek to serve you in all the corners of your world.

In the name of Christ.
 

Amen.

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Rev Gareth Phillips