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.

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21 May 2020

Lord, we pray for those who wrestle with mental health issues. Grant them support, care, understanding and love.

We pray for families trying to give support. Lord, supply energy, rest, patience and others to help.

We pray for the wider support network, medical professionals, support staff and volunteers.
Protect them from being overwhelmed. Encourage them and give wisdom.

In Jesus name'
Amen

14 May 2020

Lord, you stood outside the tomb and wept. Lord, you stood in the midst of the city and wept tears for the mourning, the broken, the hopeless, the lost. Were they silent tears, falling from your eyes and your broken heart?

Lord of compassion, we ask that you would you weep with those who weep, comfort the mourning, put together the broken, bring peace to the hopeless, and find the lost.

Lord of comfort, strength, love and victory, reveal your grace.

In Jesus name'
Amen

7 May 2020

"Dear friends, let us love one another for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God." (1 John 4:7)

Lord, it is easy to become distant, to harden our hearts. For some of us it is a way of coping with today. Vulnerability causes pain so we choose to distance ourselves.

Thank you, Lord, that you never become distant or apathetic. You never grow weary of loving. Even when we harden our hearts you lean and breath love over us.

We choose today to pray for the weak, the struggling, the suffering, the lowly and the poor of spirit. May they know your love and mercy today.

In Jesus name'
Amen

Scripture reading: 1 John 4:7

30 April 2020

Lord,

Our hearts are bruised, we are anxious, we are worried about the ones we love, we are saddened by the lives lost.

Thank you that we can be honest before you. You know us and you have entered into our woundedness. You see our frailty and continue to love us.

You alone are our hope, our strength, our counsellor. Jesus you are our shield in the storm.

Pour the oil of healing upon us, have mercy, comfort the sick and bring peace to those in sorrow.

In Jesus' name

Amen

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.

In Jesus' name
Amen

Scripture reading: Psalm 13

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