Each Thursday we offer a new prayer amid coronavirus. We would love for you to join with us in coming before God our Father to ask for His peace, grace and guidance during a difficult time for our country.

If you would like to receive these prayers straight to your inbox, sign up to receive our weekly Headlines email.

2 April 2020

Psalm 13:1-2

"How long Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts? And day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me?"

Psalm 13:5-6

"But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing the Lord’s praise. For He has been good to me."

Almighty God, we pray for those touched by sorrow today, those who mourn the loss of a loved one, those who despair for the suffering, and those who weep in the watches of the night. O Lord have mercy.

We pray for those who fear, gripped by a sense of anxiety, choked by doubt and living in hopelessness, full of unanswered questions. O Lord draw near.

We pray for those who wrestle with their thoughts, who feel abandoned, who are living not just in physical but emotional and spiritual separation. O Lord, remind us of your unfailing love.

Scripture reading: Psalm 13

In Jesus' name
Amen

26 March 2020

“The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside still waters he refreshes my soul, He guides me along the right paths for His name sake."

Psalm 23:1-3

Lord, we thank you that you are the one who never leaves us. You are utterly faithful in times of sorrow and joy. On mountain top or deepest valley, you lead and sustain us; you are our Shepherd

We pray for those who face greatest challenges in this season: those with underlying health issues, the weak and the elderly, those with disability, those caring for children with special needs, the lonely and the fearful. Lord may your presence bring strength, hope and peace. You are our Shepherd.

We thank you for all those in the emergency services: those who may be risking their own health to keep us safe, those overwhelmed and exhausted by the demands placed upon them. Lord give them encouragement, energy and wisdom.

You are our Shepherd. We trust in you.

In Jesus' name
Amen

19 March 2020

Heavenly Father, we turn our hearts to you. You are utterly faithful, and you have never failed us. Grant us hope, strength and mercy in our time of need. Enable us to throw our cares onto you, our mighty God.

O Lord, hear our prayer.

We pray for those touched by the coronavirus, those who face sorrow, fear, illness and isolation. We ask for compassion, love, healing, and kindness. Make us a people living in your perfect love that we may drive away fear.

O Lord, hear our prayer.

We pray for wisdom and clarity for those making key decisions, for scientists, medical experts, politicians and public health officials. We pray for acts of kindness to spread in every community.
Enable us to be quick to see need and respond in gracious and loving ways. Take us through this time of trial.

O Lord, hear our prayer.

In Jesus’ name
Amen

Scripture reading:

“Cast all your anxiety on Him for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7