Today is a 58.5 km time trial. The riders start in Bonneval in the Centre region and ride to Chartres in the same region. Chartres is becoming known for its honey. In Psalms 19 God's word is said to be sweeter then the honey and the honey cone. Taste and see that the Lord is God.
Lord, as the riders ride in this time trial today we will pray for the people in the Centre region. Lord, here they make honey and know the sweetness it contains, but Lord we ask that they will soon learn that you are the sweetness in our lives. Your word is True and your love for us is shown in many ways. Lord, become sweet to the people of Chartres and in all of the Centre region today. We pray in the name of Jesus Amen.