Church of England Diocese of Derby Castleton

Prayer and Worship

Thought for the day - Thursday 3rd December

In Psalm 40, the psalmist begins by telling how he waited patiently for the Lord, who heard him and rescued him. As he sings praises to God, he says that, ‘Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.’ I am sure that ‘fear’ here is being used in the sense of being in awe, not of being afraid. Have there been any in your faith journey whose faith has helped you grow in awe of God, or in trust?

Today's prayer

Please pray for retail and hospitality businesses, and those who work in them.


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