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 21st February


First Sunday  of Lent

For all churches considering when to resume public worship, Wem PCC and SC meeting via Zoom tomorrow.

Mon 22nd Feb

The staff of our Medical Centres.  Neville Jones RIP laid to rest today, his loved ones, family and friends.

Tue 23rd Feb

For all students and pupils both those home-schooling and in school – for their teachers, staff and families.

Wed 24th Feb

All conducting covid testing and the vaccine roll-out, for their health. Remember too all those isolating.

Thur 25th Feb

All who serve as local and county councilors giving thanks for their service, remember too Wem TC meeting today.

Fri 26th Feb

For all with jobs at risk, those on furlough or unemployed.  Our local businesses as they strive to continue.

Sat 27th Feb

All who work in our local NHS give thanks for the amazing job they are doing and remember too their families.