Coronavirus Prayer 2 : 22 March 2020
Following a call to prayer at 7.00pm on 22 March from many of the churches across our land this prayer was inspired by the one we were invited to pray together.
Lets us pray :
For all that is good in life, for our many blessings, which, at a time and season such as this come in to sharp focus and renewed appreciation.
Lord we thank you for our blessings: Hear our prayer.
For the love of family and friends, whether near or far, accessible or cut off, young and old and inbetween.
Lord we thank you for family and friends: Hear our prayer.
For the support and kindness of good neighbours and Samaritan strangers, for their generosity and care, their concern and just being there.
Lord we thank you for neighbours and strangers : Hear our prayer.
For those who are vulnerable, hungry or homeless, whether within our cities or communities - may they experience support, compassion and love.
Lord we thank you for care givers : Hear our prayer.
May those who are sick, in body, mind, soul or spirit know your healing, strength and grace; Lord we thank you that you heal: Hear our prayer.
May those who are anxious or bereaved, having lost loved ones at this time or those who are facing the loss of a loved as these days of restricted access unfold, may they experience your comfort and consolation,
Lord we thank you for your comfort : Hear our prayer.
Bless and guide political leaders and decision-makers, with wisdom, insight and wise judgement ; Lord we thank you for your guidance : Hear our prayer.
Bless and guide health workers and key workers, whose worth and value has never been so clearly recognised as it is now. Grant them protection, strength and well-being. Lord we thank you for your protection : Hear our prayer.
Bless and guide each one of us and those we will be connecting with in the coming days as together, we adapt to a new way of living – may we also adapt to a new way of loving. Lord we thank you for your love : Hear our prayer.
Lord as your people we have prayed in times past for your deliverance and power to overcome the challenges we as individuals and as a nation were facing and through such times you heard our prayers and you answered.
Hear us O Lord as we cry out to you again – deliver us from the creeping threat of this virus, cause it to lose its’ grip and power over us – may the protective measures so put in place and your mighty hand hold back the impact of it.
Grant wisdom and insight to everyone involved in seeking out a solution. Guide and Prosper their efforts and research.
And finally Lord, may your light, shining from our lives and perhaps tonight our windows, across road and wynd, glen and ben, kyle and isle, be reflected in our hearts and hands and hopes.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Perhaps at 7.00pm each night we might light a candle and if appropriate and safe to let it be seen from our homes as a symbol of hope in this dark hour.
If not safe light it in your room and pray for your family and friends, pray for the people of our community, land and world.
Praying (for ourselves and for others) is an important part of our church life and Christian duty. Find out more about prayer about how our church can help you to pray, or can pray for you, your family, friends and situations.