Presbytery Prayer Point
You are invited to pray with fellow Presbyters at 12 noon on Wednesday 25th March 2020
Lord, keep us under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love.
Merciful God, we entrust to your tender care those who have contracted the virus and those who have succumbed. We commend their families to you at this time especially when the opportunity to say goodbye has gone. Be with those who feel unwell; comfort and heal them and restore them to health and strength; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
We pray for decision makers and health experts who have to make difficult decisions to keep us all safe and healthy. Keep them from becoming overwhelmed and fatigued in their relentless task so that they continue to give best advice and to stay well themselves.
We are not people of fear: we are people of courage.
We are not people who protect our own safety: we are people who protect our neighbours’ safety.
We are not people of greed: we are people of generosity.
We are your people God, giving and loving, wherever we are, whatever it costs
For as long as it takes wherever you call us.
We ask all this in the name of Jesus. Amen.