Church of England Diocese of Derby Hope

Prayer and Worship

Thought for the day - Wednesday 20th January

Genesis 8 describes the subsiding of ‘Noah’s flood.’ It is one of those accounts that show us what a muddle we can soon get into if we take these ancient accounts absolutely literally. Many ancient civilisations from the Middle East have their flood accounts, but what I find remarkable is how the ancient Israelites related every major event to God, reflecting on his care, his judgement, his faithfulness.

Today's prayer

Please pray for victims of disasters that are no longer news headlines.


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