God is our refuge and our strength, a very present help in trouble 

love symbol  We pray today for all those suffering from this corona virus at home and in hospital.

We especially pray today for our prime minister Boris Johnson as he battles this disease in intensive care. We pray for all those who care for him and for his family.

We pray for the government as they seek to lead the nation through this pandemic while suffering from the illness themselves. Lord, continue to give them wisdom and strength today and through the following days and weeks to come.

A prayer  for medical and nursing  staff:

healing God, may you energy and power flow through them, giving skill to their hands, compassion to their hearts, clarity and judgment to their minds. Give them strength to minister to those who suffer and are in pain, in the name of Jesus who suffered and rose again: Amen

A prayer for all who suffer:

God of Grace and comfort, enfold all who are suffering at this time with your mercy. Strengthen them with the shield of faith and enable them to accept what is to come, heal them and bear their pain, keep them in peace, and fix their hearts on you; through Jesus Christ our Saviour: Amen

 

 

 

 

cross       It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of Trevor Rubery this morning. We mourn his loss and ” May he rest in peace and rise in glory”

We send our and the congregation’s deepest sympathy to Jennifer and the extended family and pray that they may know God’s presence and comfort.