Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. Isaiah 54:2

Shane Taylor
Head of Faith and Mission

Our 2022 scriptural theme is taken from Third Isaiah and was written for the Israelites focusing upon their return to the promised land after 70 years in exile in Babylon. This was a time of renewal, rebuilding and seeking to be God’s people once again.

So as we begin our academic year once more, how might we begin again? How might we strengthen our relationship with God, like the strengthening of our tent, so that we might be a place of hospitality, compassion, justice, courage and joy for others?

So we pray…
God of Mercy and Blessing
Support and strengthen us as we begin this new school year,
As we live your love and action in our world.
May our place be one of welcome, hospitality, justice and compassion for all we encounter. We make this prayer through Christ, our Lord.