17th April – A Prayer for Today

At the time formerly known as the rush hour
it is possible to walk across the A6 with ease,
pausing only to look left and right.
They say that pollution caused by the internal combustion engine
has dropped to Pre-War levels
(there are more vehicles on the road than in 1930’s
but they are far more efficient).
Meanwhile Formula One engineers are making ventilators,
which sounds like a rephrasing
of Old Testament prophecy (Isaiah 2:4).

Lord,
when we come through this
help us to
reset the dial;
rethink our lives;
reappraise our priorities
and remodel our society.

Michael Mays