Prayer for local community
We pray for the places where we live: our own local communities of people who never chose one another but are nonetheless interconnected in a delicate balance of public and private, of services and shops, schools and streets, of events and concerns. We pray for the public-spirited, for local activists, for noisy neighbours and for those who hide in lonely rooms. These people, these activities, they are your gift to us. And we are your gift to them. Thank you, living God!
Brian Woodcock, from 50 New Prayers from the Iona Community
(Reflections are provided each week by a member of the congregation.)