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.

Praying Hands

Weekly Prayer Time

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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
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Prayer for peace

Prayer for peace
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Days of worry

Days of worry
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Hope in despair

Hope in despair
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Janet's prayers for our nation and communities - series 19, summer 2021

  • We thank you for small acts of kindness which have helped us through this pandemic so far: a smile, a word of encouragement, practical support and humour.

  • We thank you for our neighbours who we see and chat to. Also shop assistants, the postman and the milkman. 

  • We thank you for all our medical teams trying to catch up with work that was postponed because of the pandemic.

  • We thank you for the vaccination roll-out and the many staff and volunteers working daily at vaccine centres.

  • Thank you for the Internet which has enabled people to stay connected during lock-downs, and with restricted world travel.

  • We pray for all the unemployed who have lost their jobs because of the pandemic. Some will re-train, while others will find another job difficult to find. Help them to keep their ‘spirits up’ when all seems lost and they feel worthless.

  • We pray for peace around the world and remember those who are caught up in warfare: homes destroyed, loss of loved ones, and those injured and maimed. We thank you for the charities trying to bring food, medical care and support.

  • We pray for the many refugees risking their lives for a better future for their families. Help the richer nations to do far more to help the poorer nations attain a better standard of living.

  • Grant world leaders wisdom, as they attempt to rebuild economies that have been devastated by the pandemic.

  • We pray for meetings this year as nations come together to ‘save the planet’. There is no Planet B!

Prayer for sickness

Prayer for sickness
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Prayer for wholeness

Prayer for wholeness
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