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Weekly Prayers

Grand Priory of Knights Templar in the United Kingdom

 

From the Office of the Grand Priory Chaplain General:

Reflections from Rev. Dame Nola Crewe,

Grand Chancellor of the Grand Priory of Canada.

     These lovely summer days have us enjoying the great outdoors: watching the seedlings we planted in our gardens blossom; wandering past the fields of ripening crops preparing for our future dinners; dipping our toes into lakes that challenge us to grab our paddles and the great seas crashing about us one moment and beckoning us to bathe the next; wandering through cool forests and returning to the blazing beaches. God’s gift us ... our world at its most prolific ... lush and amazing.

     And then we look upward into that vast expanse of interstellar space where the moon and galaxies and suns and planets run their courses ... seen from this fragile earth our island home home: and we sense our vulnerability and how utterly insignificant we are in the presence of all creation. King David, looking at those same skies thousands of years ago, shared our feelings as he wrote:

   When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower that the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honour.1

     It is all part of God’s plan. In creation He set into motion an eternity of people searching for Him, learning to love Him, standing in awe of Him ... and knowing that each individual is uniquely loved and desired by our Father. For after God had completed his plan, He stood back and regarded all that He had created and knew it to be very good.2

As we regard all the wonders of God’s creation these fleeting summer days, let us offer up that ancient prayer, Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift(s)!3 AMEN!

  1. Psalm 8: 3-5
  2. Genesis 1: 31
  3. 2 Corinthians

     That love of God shows through as we think and pray for those known to us in need of His comfort, His love and His healing.

May God bless you, my dear Brothers and Sisters.

Nola.