‘But in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.’ (Philippians 2:3b-4)
During Lockdown, many of us started new routines, adjusting to working or studying from home and learning new ways of remaining connected to our loved ones from a distance.
We found new ways of maintaining our communities and doing the things that we love. And churchgoers were drawn even deeper into the realisation that church isn’t just a building, but a people.
However, it is still easy for our horizons to narrow. There is a temptation for us to distance ourselves from some of the wider issues faced by those around the world. More than ever, it is important that we lift our eyes beyond our own immediate situations, making sure that even though often many had to retreat to their homes for a time, our prayer life shouldn’t retreat inwardly too.
This is why we continue to invite you to join us in praying for a different justice issue every day.
We would love to invite you to find a way to build these prayers into your daily activities. Maybe you want to pray for 20-30 seconds every time you wash your hands? Maybe you could pray every time you are waiting for your kettle to boil? Or maybe even every time you find yourself scrolling through the news or social media? We want to encourage you to find a rhythm of prayer that works for you.
We will share these prompts on our social media, using #stayandpray. You can also sign up to receive them daily via email here.