Harvest of Justice and Mercy - Micah Liverpool - Reflection by Canon Ellen


Read Canon Ellen's blog post for Tuesday, September 8th, 2020.

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.

Psalm 89.14


During lockdown charities such as Micah have stepped up to support the most vulnerable in our communities. Across the city region the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector has supported the work of the statutory bodies to provide food to those who were shielding, as well as medical supplies and other support. The sector has stepped in and stepped up to work to the optimum.

The cathedral and other faith communities have been praying for this work, praying for those in particular need and prayerfully supporting those in our care. In these unprecedented times we have worked together and witnessed a harvest of justice and mercy. The generosity of so many has enabled this work to continue – you have been the farmers who have generously given up of your harvest.

As we look forward to our service of Harvest Thanksgiving on September 20th during the 10.30am Eucharist we pray this work. We give thanks for those who have continued to produce, farm and manage our food supplies: The farmers who have managed and tended the land, the delivery drivers, manual labourers, shop keepers, caterers, those who prepare food, and all those who feed us.  And we pray for those who are in need of the harvest of justice and mercy: the displaced people in our communities, those struggling financially, those who are isolated and alone and the sick and dying.   

If you are able to support Micah we would very much welcome your financial support. In terms of food supplies we have had a good harvest but financially we need your backing as we work toward an unknown future. The best way to give is through our JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/micahliverpool if you’d like to become a regular donor then please do get in touch with me: ellen.loudon@liverpool.anglican.org.

Over the next few weeks Micah Van Driver Martin will be premiering a video he has produced about the work of Micah(see the photo above). Please do look out for that on the twitter feed: https://twitter.com/MicahLiverpool.

You can join us for our Cathedral Harvest service on Sept 20th either online or in person by booking:  /worship-here/regular-services.

And your prayers are always very welcome.

Prayer for Micah Liverpool:

Loving God,

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;

Steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.

We give you thanks for the work of Micah Liverpool:

For the generosity of our volunteers, staff and those who donate food and contribute financially.

We give thanks that we are able to offer emergency food to those who need it.

We look for your coming Kingdom and pray that we may play our part in bringing in a harvest of righteousness and justice and mercy,

and that we may walk humbly with you our God as we continue to serve the most vulnerable in our city.

In the name of your son Jesus Christ, who came to save.


Canon Ellen

While you're here:
Why not prepare for next Sunday's worship? Our preparation sheet for adults and for children can be accessed by clicking on the Resources tab of our prayer blog, Prayer for Liverpool: https://www.prayerforliverpool.org/prayer-resources.html.