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Prayers in the Pandemic

2020 was a remarkable year and 2021 is currently following the same path. Join up and lift the historic events that we are a witness to in prayer to God by adding a prayer leaf.

We will be compiling and releasing a booklet featuring a selection of the prayers posted on this page.

Latest prayer leaves

Loving Lord, we lift to you all those whose mental health has suffered as a result of spending weeks in isolation. We ask Lord that You would enter the front door of their lives, put Your arms around them, bring peace to their turmoil and healing to their troubled minds. Then Lord show isolation off the premises of their lives. In Jesus Name. Amen

Andy, Kidderminster
1 day ago

God of compassion, thank you that you see the broken hearts of all who are grieving and share their pain. Please pour your comfort and healing into their hearts and minds and help them to find hope in you. Through Jesus Christ, our Healer and Saviour. Amen.

Diane,
1 day ago

Thank you Lord that you are near to the broken hearted and crushed in spirit. We pray for people who suffer from any mental health issues,be their comfort when they feel no comfort,be their rescuer from troubling debilitating thoughts,help them to see light in the midst of their darkness and restore them. Help them to see their worth and value. Be with those who care for them and who walk alongside. We ask for this in Your Name. AMEN

Elizabeth,
1 day ago

Prayers from Church leaders

Lord God, with all our hearts we beseech you: have mercy on your people; spare your people; strengthen all people in the struggle against the havoc of this pandemic. Lord our God, without you we are so weak and our courage so limited. Give us your strength; give us your love; give us wisdom and skill to continue this fight. Spare your people, O Lord we pray. Comfort those who mourn and gather into your kingdom all who have died. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord, who died and rose to life, who lives and reigns with you, for ever and ever. Amen.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols,
Archbishop of Westminster

Cardinal Vincent Nichols,
Archbishop of Westminster
Vice President of Bible Society

Almighty God,
Whose Son Jesus Christ suffered for us on the Cross
that we might have eternal life,
be present with us in our suffering as we endure the pandemic.
Be present to the sick;
be present to the dying;
be present to the bereaved.
We know that in your love all things shall be made whole.
Strengthen in us that hope
which comes only from faith in your unfailing love.
This we ask through your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ,
who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
ever one God.
Amen.
Most Revd Justin Welby,
Archbishop of Canterbury

Most Revd Justin Welby
Archbishop of Canterbury

Heavenly Father,
We give thanks to you on every occasion, in every condition and for all things.
We ask you to accept unto yourself your children who have departed from this world and comfort those grieving their loss. We also ask your healing hand upon those who are still ill, recovering, or having to live with the effects of this illness for years to come.
We ask your blessing, our True Physician, upon those who have served selflessly and tirelessly throughout the pandemic; that you may reward them.
For yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever.
Amen
His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos,
Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London

His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos,
Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London
President of Bible Society

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