Saturday, 17 November 2018

A Photograph And A Prayer

My friend Richard, retired Baptist minister, and gifted photographer, posted this on Facebook.
In the current political turmoil swirling round us I felt it was worth sharing...
 [I have no idea who else will have resigned by the time you read this]

The photograph:  the beautiful dry-stone walls that enhance the Peak District. They are strong, but need to be kept in good repair. A farmer told me of the problem of itchy cows. To relieve their torment, the cows lean and scratch themselves on the stones. Cows are heavy and strong - and can push the walls over. What follows? Chaos!
The prayer: Lord God, we see the confusion and anger in our society. The boundaries have been broken, and injustice and poverty afflict many frightened, lonely and angry people. Lord, please act in grace and mercy to bring healing and restored hope in our land.
Stir up our hearts to seek righteousness, humility, and kindness; to choose to be good neighbours and good Samaritans, helping and loving each other. Teach us again right from wrong, teach us to care and not to be judgemental. Help us to be forgiving, and be willing to receive forgiveness too.
Raise up men and women of courage and wisdom to guide us forward.
Renew our hope: turn the hearts of children to the parents, and the parents to the children, and turn all of our hearts toward You.
In your mercy and faithfulness, hear our prayer- 
in Jesus' Name. Amen.


  1. Thank you, Ang. It is good to read this at this time of uncertainty.

  2. definitely the atmosphere here as well. Thanks for posting this prayer -- we could all use it.

  3. That's a prayer that many of us need!

  4. That is a great prayer for the current chaos!


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