Bring light to others - Archbishop
The Archbishop of Wales is inviting people to join him in prayer as they take part in today’s National Day of Prayer and Action (March 22).
People across the UK will be lighting a candle in their window at 7pm as a visible sign of the light of life, Jesus Christ.
They are being asked to pray for those suffering from the virus, those who are anxious and fearful, leaders tasked with making decisions and those working in health and social care. They are also being asked to look after their neighbours by keeping in touch and helping where possible.
In a video message, Archbishop John Davies, calls on people to bring light to others who may be in need during these difficult days.
He says, “We are presently living in unprecedented times due to the Covid-19 crisis. At times like this we need hope, we need strength, we need light. People across the nation are being invited at 7pm this evening to light a candle as a sign of hope, as a sign of lights and a sign of the strength that we need.
“If you can, will you do this? And will you focus on the candle as it burns, remembering just how important it is for us to give, to bring light to others who may be in need?
“The candle is giving itself to others. Commit to lighting a candle yourself at 7pm, sharing with others the hope that we can bring at times that are challenging and for some, pretty dark.”
Jesus, light of the world, let your wisdom guide our minds.
Jesus, light of the world, let your compassion fill our hearts.
Jesus, light of the world, let your truth inspire our words and deeds that we may be agents of your love to those who are in need.
National Day of Prayer and Action
Light a candle in your window at 7pm as a sign of the light of the world