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 14th March




For the work of The Children’s Society.  Our cathedral and all who minister and worship there.

Mon 15th Mar

The staff of our Medical Centres.  Vaccination and testing centres, their personnel and volunteers.

Tue 16th Mar

Our local schools: students, pupils, teachers staff and governors.

Wed 17th Mar

St Patrick

For all local clubs, associations & similar striving to keep going – especially our young people’s organisations.

Thur 18th Mar

Remember those still isolated and lonely.

Fri 19th Mar

Joseph of Nazareth

Those who work as key-workers across our community.  For their health as they await vaccination.

Sat 20th Mar

All who work in our local NHS give thanks for the amazing job they are doing and remember too their families.