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 10th January


The Baptism of Christ

Those families patiently awaiting baptism once it is safe to do so.  All our very young and their families.

Mon 11th Jan

The staff of our Medical Centres.  For a speedy and equitable roll out of the covid vaccine.

Tue 12th Jan

Our schools open for vulnerable children and to support key workers.  For all engaged in on-line at home learning.

Wed 13th Jan

For Lyn Ridgway RIP laid to rest today, her family and all closest to her.  Wem Mayor, our local & county councillors.

Thur 14th Jan

For Catherine Clarke RIP laid to rest today, her family and all closest to her.  All who are isolated at present.

Fri 15th Jan

Remember all who work in our local NHS and give thanks for the amazing job they are doing.

Sat 9th Jan

Remember our local businesses, retail and hospitality outlets in this very difficult time.