Prayer

 

 

Daily Prayers for use during the Coronavirus outbreak…

‘The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Jesus Christ’  Ephesians 4:5-7

Dear Lord,

As we start to reconnect with others, be with us and those in our community who feel vulnerable and scared as life begins to return to some sort of normality.  Help us to know of your love and peace in our hearts, and give us a sense of your comforting presence.

We think of anyone at this time who has lost their job due to the affects that the pandemic has had on the economy, and maybe struggling financially for the basic necessities of life. Guide them and give them hope in their efforts to find employment, and help them to access the various resources available that they might need, to get through their time of uncertainty.

We lift up to you all those who are facing illness at this time, whether in body or in mind and ask for your healing upon them. Fill them with your peace, renew their strength, and be their comfort in their time of distress, help them to put their faith and trust in you and surround them with your loving and arms.

We give thanks for everyone who continues to work for the benefit of others in these times, putting the needs of others before their own.  Those in the medical and caring professions, and those providing services that we all need, and perhaps now we have learned not to take for granted.  At the end of their busy days would you give them rest dear Lord and renew their strength, equipping them for what ever may lie ahead.

Amen.

 

Grant, we beseech you, merciful Lord, to your faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins and serve you with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

And may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all, evermore. Amen.

 

 

The Prayer Routes page gives information about ways of developing personal times of prayer and intimacy with God, as does the Daily Prayer page.