Pete Greig: Courage in a time of containment

Today is Saturday the 28th of March, in the fourth week of Lent.
This week we have been focusing our prayers on the Coronavirus crisis, and today we are going to explore Christ’s invitation to take courage in this time of containment.

Pause
As I enter prayer now, I pause to be still; to breathe slowly; to re-centre my scattered senses upon the presence of God.

Pause and pray

Prayer of Approach
Unshakeable God, you are my ever-present help in times of trouble. Amidst all the isolation, grief and fear caused by this crisis, renew in me your peace, restore to me your perspective, and reveal to me your presence as I spend this time with you now.

Rejoice and Reflect
I choose to rejoice in the reassurance of God’s smile today, joining with the ancient praise of all God’s people in the words of Psalm 4:1, 6-8…

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