Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.’ ~Carl Sandburg

Our clocks went back an hour in the early hours of Sunday morning. An extra hour in bed over the Bank Holiday weekend will have be welcomed by many, but getting dark early now can also be so dreary for some. The moving of clocks was first introduced during World War One. The measure was introduced to conserve coal and it was also brought in to ensure that children walking to school in the mornings did not do so in the dark. The further north you are from the equator, the greater the loss of light during the winter months. We have control over many things in life but not time. While we may move our clocks back this weekend, time always ticks forward. How we use our time is something we can be much more in control of. Do we use our time well, creatively and meaningfully? Or do we waste our time and drift aimlessly taking everything for granted? The following prayer is one to allow us take a meaningful minute or two to connect with the blessings of this day.

May there be peace within you today. May you find the answers you are searching for in life. May you embrace endless possibilities that will always come your way. May you use the gifts that you have received and pass on the love given to you. May you be content knowing you are a child of God. May you feel unburdened, free and energised by a sense of God in your life. May you know that it’s ok not to have it all worked out and that God will also help you work it out too. May you treasure this day as a precious gift and be open to some surprise along the way. May you finish today with a sense of gratitude, knowing you have done your best and that no more is asked of you. Amen

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