A prayer that we might discover the riches of God’s grace

When darkness fills our horizons, help us to remember what Jesus taught about the hidden treasures of God’s love – how a traveller to Jericho, left beaten unconscious by the roadside, was unexpectedly rescued by a marginalised stranger; how a son who had ruined his life was welcomed home through a parent’s unconditional love; and how a sheep, lost on a lonely hillside, was brought to safety by the faithful care of the shepherd. So may we, whatever our needs, find help and support – sometimes where we least expect – and when human resources fail, discover the riches of God’s grace and the depth of his love, holding us safe forever. Amen.

Rachel Larkinson, supernumerary presbyter, Kennet and Test Valley Circuit

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