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 29th November


29 Nov Advent Sunday

For the hopes of the churches of our Benefice as we begin a new Church year and prep for Christmas.

Mon 30 Nov

The staff of our Medical Centres.  Those already contingency planning for a possible vaccine roll out.

Tue 1 Dec

For our local food bank and food hub and all those who need this essential support.

Wed 2 Dec

Those fearful for their livelihoods and all facing economic uncertainty, our local businesses, hospitality and industry.

Thu 3 Dec

Remember all the students, children and staff of Thos Adams and St Peter’s Primary.

Fri 4 Dec

With thanksgiving for all who serve in the NHS.

Sat 5 Dec

For all residents and staff in local care homes.  For those isolating and alone in their own homes.