As well as all of the great issues surrounding us all due to the Covid 19 Crisis also pray more locally for those around us in our communities – our neighbours, those with whom we share our lives and on whose we work we depend.  Perhaps we might focus on an intent a day in addition to all our private and corporate national concerns:

Almighty God hear the prayers of your people for those with whom we share our lives and on whose work we depend.  Be with those who mourn, the lonely, anxious or distressed and grant your grace and strength to all whose work is essential or places them at risk.  This we ask through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our needs before we ask and our ignorance in asking; have compassion on our weakness, and give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

A prayer for all those affected by Coronavirus

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.


St Peter and St Paul - Prayer Diary - Week Beginning 9th May


Easter Six

For all our Church Wardens, Tres and PCCs prepping for our APCMs. For faithful planning for the coming time.

Mon 10th May

The staff of our Medical Centres. All local vacc’ centres.  For Wem PCC meeting via zoom.

Tue 11th May

For the future of our very young children’s groups, for nurseries, toddler groups etc as they seek to reopen.

Wed 12th May

For those still isolated, including those finding a readjustment to socializing difficult.

Thur 13th May

Ascension Day

Remember all our local firms and the future employment of all those economically disadvantaged through covid.

Fri 14th May

Hold before God our schools as they continue to keep our young safe yet nurture their learning and growth.

Sat 15th May

With thanks for all who work in our NHS, not least as they stand alongside those in need, loss and recovery.