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A prayer for our Nation

A Prayer for the Nation

Last night, April 6, 2020, the UK Prime Minister was moved to an ICU unit, this has sent shock waves as the leader and commander of the country is incapacitated. We the Oxford Seventh-Day Adventist Church send our good wishes to the Prime Minister and his family. We earnestly pray that God will draw near to him and provide much needed healing. We also pray for those who are currently in the grip of coronavirus. May God almighty intervene and send forth healing to our nation.

While the PM is away, many questions have been raised, who is running the country, who is making all the important decision, who is leading us etc.

Dwight L. Moody was familiar with hardship. He lost his father when he was quite young, grew up in poverty, worked rather than going to school, and lived through the Civil War and the Chicago fire. He lost grandchildren, survived a ship wreck, and worked with the urban poor. Moody experienced life’s challenges personally, as well as wading into the difficulties that others were facing. Despite or perhaps because of the challenges he faced, he continued to see God in the midst of trial. Moody once wrote:

“I am so thankful that I have a joy that the world can not rob me of; I have a treasure that the world can not take from me; I have something that is not in the power of man or devil to deprive me of, and that is the joy of the Lord.”

As James tells us, we are to “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing” (James 1:2-4).

Continue to be strong, stay positive and remember, God is walking the walk with us – and He shall deliver us.

Elder Ramesh

Oxford Seventh Day Adventist Church

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