Prayer

Prayer for those affected by Coronavirus (Covid 19)

         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.   Amen.

                                                      (Church of England)

Prayer for people at higher risk of developing the disease.

         Dear Lord, we lift to you

         our concern for people

         who are more likely than others

         to become severely ill from COVID-19 —

         the elderly and people with chronic health conditions.

         Protect them from harm

         and be their comfort in this time of uncertainty.   Amen.

                                                               (World Vision)

Prayer for medical professionals, caregivers, researchers, and leaders responsible for decisions about fighting the new coronavirus.

         Father, we seek your wisdom daily.

         Be with people making decisions

         that affect the lives and futures

         of our families, communities, countries,

         and the wider world.

         Inspire and invigorate people

         developing better tests to diagnose the virus,

         vaccines to prevent it, and protocols

         and communication to eliminate the disease’s spread.

         May truth and empathy be the touchstones

         of people setting policies for our protection.

                                                               (World Vision)