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,

Help us to put our trust in you during these uncertain times. Draw us nearer to you, and let us have a sense of your love, peace and presence with us each day.

As life begins to change from being isolated, to being able to see more people at a distance, would you help calm the fears of anyone who’s feeling anxious about this. We especially think of the elderly or those with underlying health conditions, who are feeling vulnerable at this time. Give them the knowledge of your comforting presence with them.

We pray for those who are unwell at this time, and for their families and friends. Help them all to know that you are with them watching over them in their time of illness and distress. Let your healing and comforting love be upon them.

We give thanks for the many key workers on the front line during this pandemic. For all who are selflessly putting the needs of others before their own. Be with them dear Lord, look after them, protect them, keep them safe and help them to have a sense of your presence with them.

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.