Prayers for the current crisis
In the light of the coronavirus pandemic-
On all who tend the sick, counsel the distressed,
Sit with the dying, or develop medical research
We ask your blessing.
And for those who administer the agencies of health and welfare,
We ask your guidance in all that they do, that
Human worth may be valued and human need fully resourced.
We give thanks for all that is being done at this crucial time, especially the new hope given us in the development of a number of vaccines which we pray will finally be successful in combatting the pandemic.
As the first anniversary of lockdown is here, we hold in our prayers all those who have suffered form its effects in whatever way. Amen
We pray for our Nation
For all finding isolation so difficult, whether living alone or with family. As lockdown is set to ease gradually, we give thanks for all those who have heeded Government warnings, however irksome, and pray that this will continue to be the case.
We pray that we may all be ever mindful of the needs of others. We pray for those families struggling to feed their children, for the worry and anxiety that this must cause and for a more permanent solution to be found. We give thanks for all those volunteers who have stepped in to help.
We also pray for all decisions that are being made about the economy, for our children and young people at school and university. We pray for the students who have had such a very difficult time and for their mental health. We pray especially for all those keyworkers in the NHS,in care homes, in education, in Social Services,the police and supermarket workers and any others known to us, whose own health is at risk as a result of the vital role they are playing in helping others to stay safe.
We pray for all those who have died
As the figures for those who have died from covid 19 have risen so high, we remember all those who have lost loved ones, often in sad and distressing circumstances. Be with them Lord in their grief. We give thanks for all those in the NHS, including hospital chaplains, who tend the sick and dying and who bring comfort to them, their relatives and friends. We give thanks that as the vaccines take effect, we see the numbers coming down and that more families are being saved the anguish of losing loved ones. We give thanks that the vaccination programme has now reached over 35 million people and for the dedication of those involved in carrying it out.
We remember especially this week the Queen and all the Royal family as they mourn the loss of Prince Philip and we give thanks for his life.
Through Christ,Our Lord. Amen.
We pray for our Parish
We pray for our parish as we return to Church on Sundays.We ask your blessing on us and the decisions that have been taken for the good of all. We give thanks that the Church is now open for private prayer and for our lovely service on Easter day.
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