Prayer

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

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.

Morning prayer

Morning prayer
00:00 / 00:45

Prayer for peace

Prayer for peace
00:00 / 01:47

Days of worry

Days of worry
00:00 / 01:31

Hope in despair

Hope in despair
00:00 / 01:47

Prayer for sickness

Prayer for sickness
00:00 / 00:57

Prayer for wholeness

Prayer for wholeness
00:00 / 01:49

Janet's prayers for our nation and communities - series 17

Christ is Risen, Alleluia!

  • We give thanks for the scientists who have produced vaccines to help protect us from Covid 19. We also praise the many staff who are working at vaccination centres every day to vaccinate our population as rapidly as possible. We pray that wealthier nations will help poorer countries obtain the vaccines, too. The whole world needs protection.

  • Schools and colleges have re-opened and we pray God’s protection over staff and pupils working in a new controlled environment.

  • We pray for those who suffer with depression. May be life has dealt them a hard blow with bereavement, relationship break-up, or loss of income or jobs. Some people have been lonely while others have had to cope with a crowded flat or household. We hope the Government will provide more support for those suffering with mental illness. 

  • We pray for our Police Force after recent vigils and protests have turned violent. The police are there to protect citizens. In the midst of the Covid pandemic, demonstrations are potentially dangerous as social distancing can be breached and not all wear masks. Covid deniers cause chaos, too, on the streets and through social media.   

  • After 10 years of war, we continue to pray for Syria. (Some 50% of the population is under 25!) Many are still living in refugee camps. Entire towns have been destroyed and the infrastructure needs repair. Children have had little or no education and many are traumatised. Inflation has made food very expensive. Healthcare is poor, too.

  • The war in Yemen is taking its toll on families with children. Many are malnourished and weak with hunger. Their mothers must be feeling desperate as they cannot find enough food for their children.

  • We pray for the dangerous situations in Mali, Niger and Mozambique. Islamic fundamentalists are attacking villages, raping women, killing people, and torching their homes. Even children as young as 11 have been beheaded. We pray that the International Community will provide safety, shelter and necessities.

  • Lebanon is struggling with rampant inflation after many previous disasters. Many people are in a desperate state.

  • At Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, there has been a terrible fire with 500 Rohingya refugees injured. Lives have been lost, including those of children. Some 40,000 people have lost their temporary shelters. 

  • We pray for the situation in Myanmar following the military coup. Protestors still risk their lives on the streets after many have been shot or arrested and tortured. 

  • Tigray region in Ethiopia is still a cause of concern. Many people have fled their villages because of fighting and are in need to food and shelter.

  • New South Wales, Australia, has suffered from terrible flooding. It is autumn and harvest time in Australia, so growers are likely to lose their harvest. 

  • We pray for world leaders. The pandemic has been a tremendous challenge. Grant them wisdom as they rebuild economies. We hope for a more just and fair world order. 

  • We pray for our planet. We only have a limited time to save it and us from disaster. Remember, there is no Planet B! 

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