As well as all of the great issues surrounding us all due to the Covid 19 Crisis also pray more locally for those around us in our communities – our neighbours, those with whom we share our lives and on whose we work we depend.  Perhaps we might focus on an intent a day in addition to all our private and corporate national concerns:

Almighty God hear the prayers of your people for those with whom we share our lives and on whose work we depend.  Be with those who mourn, the lonely, anxious or distressed and grant your grace and strength to all whose work is essential or places them at risk.  This we ask through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our needs before we ask and our ignorance in asking; have compassion on our weakness, and give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

A prayer for all those affected by Coronavirus

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.


St Peter and St Paul - Prayer Diary - Week Beginning 6th June


1st after Trinity

Environment Sunday

For Rupert to be Baptised today. That our churches may be places that cherish and care for the environment.

Mon  7th Jun

The staff of our Medical Centres. For ‘Little P’s’ parent & toddler group resuming today, for its leader Alison.

Tue 8th Jun

For our local students and teachers engaged in exam and grade assessment process. For Mark Cooper & Ally Brown.

Wed 9th Jun

All for whom a return to ‘normal’ social and/or work life is difficult or stressful.

Thur 10th Jun

Our young peoples’ organisations as they seek to resume safely and enjoyably.

Fri 11th  Jun

St Barnabas Apostle

Those who work in local hospitality and tourism, for their safety and long-term futures.

Sat 12th Jun

With thanks for all who work in our NHS, not least as they stand alongside those in need, loss and recovery.