24th March – A Prayer for Today

The future has always been unknown
but this feels so different, Lord.

The familiar and well-trodden paths of yesterday
have all but disappeared;
we find ourselves on insecure ground.

As we face the unknown
remind us that we are known to you.
as we brace ourselves for the unforeseen
help us to see the need all around us.
And when we feel ourselves nudged towards hopelessness
by unremitting bad news,
remind us that our hope is in you –
who lived and loved courageously,
and restores what is broken.

Michael Mays