This is a prayer by Rev Barbara Glasson, the President of the Methodist Conference:
if we are ill, strengthen us;
if we are tired, fortify our spirits;
if we are anxious, help us to consider the lilies of the field and the birds of the air.
Help us not to stockpile treasures from supermarkets in the barns of our larders!
Don’t let fear cause us to overlook the needs of others more vulnerable than ourselves.
Fix our eyes on your story, and our hearts on your grace.
Help us always to hold fast to the good and see the good in others.
And remember there is just one world, one hope,
one everlasting love, with baskets of bread for everyone.
In Jesus we make our prayer,
the one who suffered, died and was raised to new life,
in whom we trust, these days and all days. Amen.