Our Father we pray for fortitude and perseverance during this time of lock down. You know that we miss meeting family and friends and we are fatigued and weary of the current restrictions. Please help us to be positive and learn to be thankful for the many good things we have. We thank you for the sunshine, the longer lighter days and the coming of springtime. Help us to enjoy the wonderful creation that was made for our benefit.  We pray that as a church we would be motivated to spend time reading and being nourished by your word. We thank you that it is profitable to us and helps us to grow and mature. May we indeed see signs of Christian growth and maturity amongst us. We pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.