Hear my crying, O God, and listen to my prayer. For you are my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy. (Psalm 61:1&3)
We have much to come to God in prayer about in these extraordinary, difficult, and anxious times. We can, of course, shout out at God, demanding to know why He has allowed this pandemic to happen; why he is allowing all this disruption to our lives? We can also plead with God, and ask that this trouble is brought to an end very soon. We could also thank God: for our NHS and the incredible work of all those who are working tirelessly for us; for those who carried out the research to create vaccines so quickly; for those who produce, distribute and administer the vaccines. We could thank God for the technology we have that enables us to still be in contact with family and friends, and enables us to worship together on-line. We could thank God for the spirit of looking out for the needs of our neighbour that has grown during this pandemic. We can do all of that, knowing that God hears all our prayers, and is our refuge.