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In the light of the Anglican Church's response
to the government corona virus guidance,
all services and meetings are suspended until further notice.
Prayers for the first week of April (including Palm Sunday)
Almighty and merciful Father, who show your love to all your creation, we come before you asking for a quick control of the Coronavirus currently ravaging our world. Hear graciously the prayers we make for those affected by the virus in various parts of the world. Grant healing to the sick, eternal life to the dead and consolation to the bereaved families. We pray that an effective medicine to combat the sickness be speedily found. We pray for the relevant governments and health authorities that they take appropriate steps for the good of the people.
Look upon us in your mercy and forgive us our failings.
Lord of light, be with all those in the darkness and agony of isolation, that they may find support and encouragement and for Christian people, that through the suffering of disunity, there may grow a rich union in Christ.
Lord look down and guide your Church as it journeys through Lent and especially the churches and congregations of St Anne’s and St Christopher’s and the Rev Ann Crosby. Be with our church of St Luke’s and Church@5 at Hockwell Ring as we struggle to find new ways of being a church as we cope with the current situation. We give thanks for all those people who are praying for others using our prayer line and those who are supporting members of the congregation and the community with phone calls and shopping. We also give thanks for all the members of our congregation and beyond who are working in essential services in the NHS and other emergency services and the shops and council workers. Please keep them safe.
Loving God be with all our families near and far, those we can see and those we are separated from- keep them safe whatever they are doing at this current time. We ask you to support our children and young people as they have to learn to cope with this stressful and difficult situation the like of which they will have never experienced before. Help them to learn new ways of learning and to appreciate time spent with family.