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 26 July


7th Sunday after Trinity

Remember all those couples to be married in our churches in the future - for their future happiness.

Mon 27 Jul

The staff of our Medical Centres.

Tue 28 Jul

For the care and nurture of our young people during a very different summer holiday.

Wed 29 Jul

Those made redundant or whose employment is in jeopardy.  All facing financial hardship, our Food Bank.

Thu 30 Jul

All who serve in our communities, the work of our local councilors and emergency services.

Fri 31 Jul

For our local care homes as they open to receive long awaited visits from loved ones.

Sat 01 Aug

For all who work in our local hospitality and tourism sector.