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 12 July



For our neighbouring churches in the deanery who either start worship today or are considering how best to do so.

Mon 13 Jul

The staff of our Medical Centres.

Tue 14 Jul

Those still shielding or separated from loved ones and contacts due to the pandemic.

Wed 15 Jul

The work of our Food Bank and all who support those in need of essentials, all facing economic uncertainty.

Thu 16 Jul

Give thanks for the service to our community of our councilors – for all their work on our behalf.

Fri 17 Jul

For our schools on their last day of term.

Sat 18 Jul

Remember all those couples who would have been married in our churches this summer -  for their future happiness