Thursday, 27 February 2014

Prayer for Thursday 27th February

We have suffered severe flooding over the last two months in many parts of the country and we pray today for all those whose homes, farms and businesses have been affected. We think especially of those who have lost everything because they could not afford high insurance premiums and of those who face months of work to restore their homes and communities.  As we head into colder weather, we pray for all those on our roads in wintry conditions and especially for the drivers of the gritting lorries, ambulance crews, fire-fighters and police, for drivers of delivery vehicles and lorries transporting goods across the country and closer to home for those who deliver our milk, post and drive our buses. We pray for their safety and for the safety of those travelling to and from work and school. Finally we pray for the elderly and vulnerable that they will be able to keep warm in their homes.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer