Prayer Letter from Alice

26.02.2021

Hello Everyone,

Yet another week in this indescribable world in which we live.

I have received emails from some of you trying to find time to “Be Still”. I hear desperation in your writings, and I am concerned for you.

When I wake in the morning, I find as I leave my bed that I no longer say out loud (which I have for many years) “It’s just You and me Lord”. Instead, it has in recent weeks become – “Battle Stations Lord”. I have not as such taken The Lord out of the equation, I guess I have taken the front position and I will lead the battle. In my heart of hearts, I know The Lord is in the battle with me and I constantly have to remind myself of that.

I don’t have a position to hold as you do. I am a Grandma, living on my own. Family I only see, through Zoom and Facetime. Very involved in caring for Surrey Police both from this Prayer Letter and also as a Chaplain to seven Departments. I don’t visit of course, but many emails have arrived in these Departments from me for nearly a year. Also, a busy Church life; albeit over Zoom.

It is when I am allowed to visit, that I have a great insight into the amount of work that you do; the intensity, the horrors of the job, the persistence to get through to a good, just outcome.

Also, you are part of a family, great demands on you, more so now than ever before.

As I said earlier, I have a great concern for you and vast admiration. I Pray for you daily.

The verse that is with me as we work through these next 118 days, is Hebrews 13.8:

       “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever”.

As He has been with us in the past, He will continue to be so. My Prayers are with you as you move through this time.

In Him and with His Love,

Alice.