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2 Corinthians 1.3-4 – Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ

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2 Corinthians 1.3-4 

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.


I was recently walking through Bishop’s Cleeve and was struck by a tarmacked garden drive that had recently been done. Parts of it looked as new as the day it was laid. But in some places weeds that had been trapped beneath had grown and broken through the surface, looking like open wounds. And in other places the weeds had died and withered away, and cracks now permanently scar the surface.

It was a reminder that however things may look on the surface, if we have issues within our lives, for whatever reason, they may find their way to the surface, possibly open old wounds and potentially leave scars in our lives and the lives of those we love.

Father, we pray for all those living in our community who have issues in their lives; these could be financial, physical, mental, spiritual, health, relational or bereavement.

We pray that you will turn our weakness into strength, suffering into compassion, sorrow into joy and pain into comfort to others. We pray that we can use our experiences of your love to provide comfort and support to those in need.

Amen

‘Shibboleth’ (aka ‘The Crack in the Floor’) at Tate Modern © Terry Richer 

 


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