4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
For the coming season, we’re setting aside Fridays as a time to pray for the future of the church as we come out of lockdown and look to meeting physically again. For some, coming together will be a time of anxiety. It’s also a time to consider what the church should look like going forward – do we go back to what we were, or is it a time to do things differently. However we see this time, the key is going into it with God, knowing that he is with us, and bringing our concerns and hopes to him in prayer, and above all, seeking his wisdom and will.
Loving Father, may we know your peace and your direction in the coming days. Amen.