It was a dreich day today. In ‘normal circumstances’ it would not be an easy day to have children at home during the school holidays. But these are not ‘normal times’ and come fair weather or foul most children are at home, indoors – some don’t have the option of going out in the garden because they don’t have a garden.
Lord we pray for those looking after children at this time, trying to keep them occupied and cheery. Grant them the patience and love they need. Inspire them with what to do. May this time of ‘Lockdown’ be a time to build relationships, not one that leaves people ‘not speaking’ or feeling that they have ‘lost’ time in their lives. Encourage us to offer ideas and suggestions where we can.