Who could have thought it? Just a few short weeks ago we were just beginning to face the impact of this global health crisis. The accompanying challenges in our society make this a time when those of us that pray have much to exercise our attention. As you may know from the mailings and publicity that Haven’s Hospices are sending out, our new Fair Haven’s Hospice and our Little Haven’s in-patient units are being an invaluable resource in supporting the NHS in caring for patients approaching discharge from NHS care as well, as for our own palliative patients. A part of our wellbeing team are beginning to offer a telephone support service to the broader community affected by Covid-19 as well as our own existing patients. Our Hospice at Home nurses and HCA’s and our J’s teams continue to support our patients in the community as do our Little Haven’s staff and our Day Hospice staff by telephone. Social distancing and lockdown measures are hard for us to work under but we continue to do our very best to make sure our patients and their family members are excellently cared for.
From David Ince
PRAYER FOR MUMS
Dear Lord Jesus Christ,
Thank you for my beautiful children and for all the love and joy they bring to my heart. Lord, I long to be the Mum that you want me to be, but sometimes I just get so overwhelmed with the tasks at hand that I forget to lean on you. Lord, please use these times to remind me of your loving arms – remind be to be patient with my children as I know you have been with me. Remind me to rest in you, Lord, and give me the strength and wisdom I need to carry out your will for my life. In your name I pray. Amen
We remember all of our brothers and sisters in Christ in our Church who serve in the NHS (unnamed as I will probably forget someone!). All those at West Leigh Baptist who we heard from in their service. Also these two from across the estuary in Kent Actually we pray for all of our brothers …