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Praying through listening

If you are anything like me, you will have been talking to people a lot over the last couple of months of lockdown. You will have heard and received a lot of information- people’s anxieties, hopes and fears. People’s frustrations and spoiled plans and difficulties. As you receive those feelings from people, listening carefully, lovingly, you make a space for them to unburden themselves, giving them room to put down what is weighing on them. What a beautiful gift that is to offer in prayer.

Pray for listeners
Pray for all those who are volunteering for organisations like the Samaritans, Childline, Domestic abuse helplines and The Silver Line. Pray for counsellors. Pray for all those who receive with love, and without judgement, the pains of others as they listen.

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