Some prayers which you might find helpful

A prayer for this time of corona virus

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

A prayer for my family and friends

Loving God,
bless my family, my friends and all in my heart today.
May they be safe and well
and kept close to your peace and love.
Help me to know that you are with me
as I show love and care to others.
Amen.

A prayer in my grief

Loving God,
help me to know that the person I miss so much
is now with you.
Help me to know your comfort when I am sad,
your presence when I am lonely,
your peace when I am angry or afraid.
Give me courage to face each day
and help me to see signs of hope.
Amen.

A prayer for those I know who are grieving

Dear God,
you walk with us in the valley of the shadow of death.
Draw close with your comfort to all who are sad today,
especially those who miss  N..
Thank you for all that he/she meant,
and all that he/she gave to us.
Help us to remember him/her well
and to trust that he/she is at peace with you.
Amen.

A prayer for those who are ill or afraid

God of compassion,
be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross,
but reigns with you in glory,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 

For hospital staff and medical researchers

Gracious God,
give skill, sympathy and resilience
to all who are caring for the sick,
and your wisdom to those searching for a cure.
Strengthen them with your Spirit,
that through their work many will be restored to health;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

These prayers are drawn mainly from the Church of England website https://www.churchofengland.org/