Just as Sundays are all mini Resurrection Days, so Fridays are mini Good Fridays. Friday has typically been a Fast Day in many churches. It is a day to eat very simply, and spend more time on spiritual feasting. In Lent Friday is the day to pray the Great Litany. It reminds us just how much our lives depend on the love, mercy, and grace of God. In these difficult times it is all too easy to focus on ourselves, our fears, our disrupted lives. The Great Litany encourages u to broaden our concerns and prayers beyond our own needs and concerns. That is not to dismiss those things that bother us, but to remind ourselves of those who have it a lot harder than we do.Find the Great Litany in your prayer book, or online, and include it in your prayers tonight, tomorrow, on a particular day each week. Pray it slowly and thoughtfully. Let God speak to you in that prayer.Please be assured that Vanessa+ and Isabel+ are here for you. If you would like someone to talk to, we are happy to make ourselves available by telephone, Skype, FaceTime, etc. If you email, or text us, or leave a message on the office phone, we will arrange a time to have a conversation with you. You may also message us through this page. We love you and care about you. God bless you all.
The Revd Vanessa Cato
Revd Cato, former rector of Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, leads the children in stories from the Bible.