Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea... - 2 Corinthians 11: 25
but Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and having won over the crowds, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing him to be dead. - Acts 14:19
This is my gospel, for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God’s word is not chained. Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
- 2 Timothy 2:8 and 9.
Father God, your love and closeness to us in this disturbing time makes us love and praise you more than ever. Social distancing has given us more time to build our relationship with You. Forgive us for any sins we have committed, have mercy on us. Blessings are needed Lord, for all the people who are effected by Clovid-19; those on the front lines, families of the sick and dying and especially the staff at Cityteam who place their health and that of their families at risk as they continue to feed Chester’s poor. We ask all this in your Sons precious name. Amen.