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 30th May




For all our couples hoping to be married in the benefice this summer and parents looking forward to baptisms.

Mon 31st May'

The staff of our Medical Centres. The work of our vaccination centres.  The safety of all their staff.

Tue 1st Jun

Our young people on half-term.  That teachers and staff may have a time of much needed refreshment.

Wed 2nd Jun

The essential work of our Food Bank – all who struggle with the economic impact of the pandemic.

Thur 3rd Jun

Corpus Christi

Give thanks for the Sacramental life of our Church, remember those as yet unable to Receive in person.

Fri 4th Jun

Those who work in local hospitality and tourism, for their safety and long-term futures.

Sat 5th Jun

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