Thursday 30 April

Thought for the day from Kate Massey

"Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word…" Luke 1:38

Writing this thought for the day is difficult because all of you will be living this crisis differently.  Some of you will be busier than ever, some will feel redundant, some will be thriving, some struggling.  Sometimes we feel all of the above at different times!  In these days, I have found challenge and comfort in the Methodist Covenant Prayer.  However you are, I hope it helps you today.

I am no longer my own but yours.
Put me to what you will,
rank me with whom you will;
put me to doing,
put me to suffering;
let me be employed for you,
or laid aside for you,
exalted for you,
or brought low for you;
let me be full,
let me be empty,
let me have all things,
let me have nothing:
I freely and wholeheartedly yield all things
to your pleasure and disposal.
And now, glorious and blessed God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
you are mine and I am yours. So be it.
And the covenant now made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven.

Kate Massey is the Dean of Women's Ministry and a member of the Bishop's Core Staff Team

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Revd Graeme Pringle
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