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
As we watch the numbers of those affected by the coronavirus rise again, please help us not to be anxious and fearful. Help us to know your presence in our hearts, and to feel comfort and peace as we experience your love.
We pray for all those who work in the medical and caring professions, facing a second wave of the coronavirus when they are still processing the mental and physical strain of the first wave. Would you be their tower of strength when they feel empty and exhausted, and grant them peace at the end of every long shift. Would you wrap those who are infected in your loving and healing embrace, and hold their anxious families and friends in your mighty hands.
We see the signs of weariness, loneliness and anxiety in the faces of those we meet, and we ask that you would share the burden of all those who are bent low under the weight of the stresses and strains that they are carrying during this difficult time. May your light and love shine through the darkness we all feel, to fill our hearts with hope for the future and deepen our trust in you.
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.