This month’s trigger for prayer is the simple penny. A coin many of us will be carrying around in our pockets.
- A penny is round – Its shape reminds us to pray for the world and give thanks for creation. It is a reminder that we are called to be good stewards of the earth.
- The No. 1 on its face reminds us that God loves every 1. It is a reminder to pray for ‘unity’ and ‘oneness’ within our communities, schools and places of work.
- The Image of the Queen reminds us to pray for those in positions of power and influence. For those in authority, our leaders, heads of state and for all who can influence change.
- The Portcullis is a reminder to pray for those who are imprisoned for their faith, for those who are trapped by fear or addiction, illness, loneliness.. For those who feel disconnected, or without voice.
- The Penny is our smallest currency – It reminds us to pray for those who are living in poverty. For those who struggle to provide for their families and for those who are in need.
- The Date of issue reminds us to pray for today. For what has past and for all that is to come. That we may be the people we are called to be – expressions of Christ’s love in every situation.
The Penny with a portcullis can be found on the 1971–2008 issue.