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Janet's prayer points for our nation and communities - series 6
Those finishing primary and secondary education without a sports day, leavers assembly or prom.
Sixteen year olds whose plans for work, college courses and apprenticeships have been thwarted.
Students planning to go to university who are now unsure whether to go this year, next year, or not at all.
Students graduating this summer with no graduation ceremonies or parties. Many have had job prospects terminated.
Students who had part-time or summer jobs lined up, but now find these have gone.
Unemployment is hitting the youngest hardest, with 4000 job losses a day.
Some officers have had to manage groups of violent people recently, for example people gathering in big groups to break lockdown rules with large parties, and when right wing factions have challenged Black Lives Matter protests.
We pray for officers in the thick of it.
People in prisons around the world, especially those in solitary confinement.
People facing torture that can lead to death or permanent physical and mental damage. A group of Syrian torturers are due to face trial in Germany soon.
Crews of huge shipping containers, often with only 20 crew members on board, endure extreme weather and problems in ports due to the Covid 19 virus, are prevented from disembarking, and have not seen their families for many months.
Nations with high infection rates
Countries, such as Brazil, are experiencing dramatic rises in infection rates.
The infection rate continues to rise in African countries with limited healthcare facilities.
Pray for scientists working to identify a Covid-19 vaccine. Pray too for the drug trials being held in support of their work.
“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.
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