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 28th March


Palm  Sunday

For our Deanery as all churches strive to keep a safe, holy, Holy Week in the midst of pandemic.

Monday in Holy Week

The staff of our Medical Centres.  Vaccination and testing centres, their personnel and volunteers.

Tuesday in Holy Week

The essential work of all who support those in need, our Food Bank, all other wonderful agencies.

Wednesday in Holy Week

All longing to meet with loved ones, our immediate neighbours who may be isolated or lonely.


Our local schools, all who learn, teach and support as they prepare for their Easter break.


Let us, on this day of days, focus on God’s love poured out, for all, on the Cross.

Easter Eve / Holy Saturday

All who work in our NHS as they stand alongside those in need, loss and recovery.