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 23rd August


11th Sunday

after Trinity

For all hospital and hospice chaplains, especially in our diocese and episcopal area of Shrewsbury.

Mon 24 Aug

For Kathleen Ann Fox RIP to be laid to rest today, for Ann’s family and friends.

Tue 25 Aug

The staff of our Medical Centres.

Wed 26 Aug

For post exam students as they now try to work out their future education, training or employment.

Thu 27 Aug

For the continued essential work of our Food Bank and Food Hub.

Fri 28 Aug

Those whose livelihoods are or seem threatened, all who are anxious for their future.

Sat 29 Aug

As they prepare for a return remember the teachers, staff, students and pupils in our local schools.