With thanks for "those whose lives are closely linked with ours" via the internet, this prayer (from the Church of England website) came to me this morning via email from FOUR different colleagues.
Let us pray.
we live in disturbing days,
across the world, prices rise,
jobs are taken away,
and fragile security is under threat.
meet us in our fear and hear our prayer:
be a tower of strength amidst the shifting sands,
and a light in the darkness;
help us receive your gift of peace,
and fix our hearts where true joys are to be found,
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.