As February approaches there are lots of early encouraging signs of new growth in the garden. The snowdrops are out, and the crocus and daffodil bulbs are pushing up out of the earth.
February can be a bleak month, but it’s also a good time to rejoice in the first signs of new growth, not just in nature but in our church too! Congratulations for the new mothers and best wishes for the babies.
So for this month’s prayer theme, let’s give thanks for our children, and pray for the work of the crèche and Sunday School – with the support of us all – in nurturing this marvellous new growth. And we could also pray for continued new growth in ourselves, no matter how young or old we are: everything grows towards the light, and God is our light.