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Prayer in this difficult time of change and challenge

There are many ways to react to a public health crisis like the coronavirus. But in this season, Christians have the power to do more than react. Now is the time for Christ’s followers to truly go on the offensive and unleash the power of prayer.

-Pray for healing for the sick (James 5:14-15)
-Pray for strength for those who aren’t sick (3 John 1:2)
-Pray for provision (both financial and physical) (Philippians 4:19)
-Pray for a spirit of peace to come over the world (1 Timothy 1:7)
-Pray for wisdom for those in authority (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
-Pray in unity with other believers (Matthew 18:20)
-Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

Please get in touch, using our contact page, if you would like to join our prayer group praying for our local community during this crisis.

The Moderators of the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church (URC), the Revd Nigel Uden and Derek Estill, have offered the following prayer as the UK and the rest of the world come to terms with the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

‘God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.’
Psalm 46:1, NRSV

As so much is re-shaped by Coronavirus Covid 19, let us pray with

people left unwell, beckoned by death or bereaved;
people providing professional health care and advice, looking after loved ones at home or working to create treatments and cures;
people shaping the response of nations and neighbourhoods, of commerce and industry, of service and voluntary organisations and of communities of faith;
people who are anxious or afraid, alone or isolated.

Living, loving God,
we praise you,
and through times of peril we lean into you,
for in Jesus Christ
you have trodden paths as difficult as ours,
revealing there a love that nothing defeats,
a love that bears us through.

Even as we strive to behave responsibly,
and to care reliably,
so we feel after you
that in these uncertain times we might trust you are with us,
our refuge and strength,
and our faith, hope and love might be renewed,
through Jesus Christ, Amen.”

As a worshiping community of God’s people we also offer prayer for anyone in need on this page or send a text to 07856 851045. For our members please remember that your pastoral visitor is there for you if you require any help or support