“TO GET NATIONS back on their feet, we must first get down on our knees.” This Billy Graham quote has never been more apt as our country, and indeed the world, faces the challenge of Coronavirus. This page is here to encourage you to pray. Janet leads us in prayers specifically for our nation and communities. Sheila offers us special prayers as we walk through this crisis and may become in need of peace and healing.
Weekly Prayer Time
Janet's prayer points for our nation and communities - series 14
A happy and healthy New Year to you all!
We give thanks to God that we now have two vaccines available and praise the work of scientists working around the world on even more vaccines. We pray that vaccines will be rolled out everywhere and not just to the wealthier nations.
We pray for peace to come to war torn nations such as Yemen, Syria, Ethiopia and Sudan.
We think of Croatia at this time, following a number of earthquakes causing loss of life and destruction of homes, in cold winter weather.
We are relieved that a Brexit deal has been done. Let us hope new border restrictions will not be too onerous.
We pray for all businesses affected by the lockdowns, past and present. It is good the Government is helping with grants, loans and the furlough scheme, but we must be mindful that some 3 million people are not entitled to any support.
5 Job Centre staff
We pray for those working in Job Centres who are helping people get the benefits they are entitled to, such as Universal Credit.
6 Worry and anxiety
We pray for those who have lost their jobs, are worried about losing their homes, and anxious about the future.
7 Medical staff & paramedics
We thank our God for the medical staff who care for patients with Covid in ICU. Working long hours in PPE is very challenging. Thanks also for all the paramedics who respond to 999 calls.
Sheila's special prayers
These are difficult days. So many of us may be experiencing moments of worry, or perhaps loneliness. Here, Sheila prays for you in your time of need. Just click on the arrow in each box to hear her voice.
Prayer for peace
Days of worry
Hope in despair
Prayer for sickness
Prayer for wholeness