During this difficult time in our country we invite you to pray with us.
Prayers during the coronavirus pandemic
God of all hope we call on you today.
We pray for those who are living in fear:
Fear of illness, fear for loved ones, fear of other’s reactions to them.
May your Spirit give us a sense of calmness and peace.
We pray for your church in this time of uncertainty.
For those people who are worried about attending worship.
For those needing to make decisions in order to care for other
For those who will feel more isolated by not being able to attend.
Grant us your wisdom.
Holy God, we remember that you have promised that
Nothing will separate us from your love – demonstrated to us in Jesus Christ.
Help us turn our eyes, hearts and minds to you.
If we are ill, strengthen us.
If we are tired, fortify our spirits.
If we are anxious, help us to consider the lillies of the field and the birds of the air.
Help us not to stockpile treasures from supermarkets in the barns of our larders.
Don’t let fear cause us to overlook the needs of others more vulnerable than ourselves.
Fix our eyes on your story and our hearts on your grace.
Help us always to hold fast to the good,
See the good in others,
And remember there is just one world, one hope,
One everlasting love, with baskets of bread for everyone.
In Jesus we make our prayer,
The one who suffered, died and was raised to new life,
In whom we trust these days and all days,
The Revd Barbara Glasson, President of the Methodist Conference
An intercessory prayer
You call us to speak to you in prayer– even when the places we would usually go to are not available.
Help us to know you Spirit’s presence wherever we pray.
Today we especially pray for those who are living in fear – give them your strength.
For those who have not yet realised the urgency of the situation – protect them, and all of us from harm.
Today I especially want to pray for …….
In the name of Jesus. Amen
“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance” (1Corinthians 13:7)
Remember – God listens to spoken/silent; many/one /no words; any time/any where.
Our Circuit, District, and Connexion.
Trust in God’s plans as we journey into 2020
Ongoing support for Wharton & Cleggs Lane & Community Centre as their building project nears completion.
God’s guidance in our discussions on furthering mission in our churches, communities and circuit to fulfil ‘Our Calling’
Openness to maximise opportunities to support, work and grow together, strengthening partnership across the circuit; celebrating our diversity, whilst being aware of our interdependence
Sensitivity as we discuss “God in Love Unites Us”
Pastoral, Government & World Resource issues
Love, hope, peace, a listening ear, a helping hand for those in our churches, circuit, families, community and neighbourhood experiencing difficult times – the lonely, bereaved, carers, marginalised, homeless; those struggling with ill-health, financial problems and unemployment
“Pray for a nation, just and fair, that seeks the welfare of us all” (STF 527)
*A caring and inclusive governance for all people & concern for world resources
*Wisdom, guidance and integrity for all in positions of authority in their decision making
Wrap your prayers in faith, hope and love
Prayer does make a difference!
Remember to say “Thank You” to God for answered prayer