What can we do when things change?

Date: 5th May 2020 @ 5:04pm

Hello from Cartmel Vicarage. How are you doing?

It does feel strange that we are all staying home. Our homes have now become our school and for me, our church. We are learning at home and also offering church services from home. We are all doing the best that we can to look after ourselves and to look after one another.

We have experienced change like never before as we have had to stop meeting at school. We are not able to see our friends in person. This type of change can make us feel a little sad or possibly anxious. That is normal. We are all feeling like this. I know I miss coming into school and I am sure you are too.

In times like these I like to read those parts of the Bible which tell about people who have also lived through times of change. The prophet Joshua reminds us to ‘Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’

When Jesus was feeling anxious he would go off on his own, a find a quiet place, and would pray.

I think that can be really good for us too. To say a prayer and share with God how we are feeling. It can help to makes us feel better.

A great prayer is the one Jesus taught his closest friends and they thought that is was so good that they wrote it down for us to pray.

Shall we pray this prayer and remember you can pray it as many times as you want.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.

Thank you for reading and please keep safe.

The Reverend Nick Devenish

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