Coronavirus Prayer

Event Date: April 19, 2020 Time: 12.00 noon
Venue: Virtual Service Prayer, Internet

This prayer was given by Cressida Pryor at the beginning of her virtual service on Easter Sunday:

Today we pray for those people who find themselves in financial hardship. For those without work, those who fear being laid off, and those who are anxious about economic matters…

We pray for those who must work, even at risk to themselves. We pray for those in service professions and other jobs we often take for granted…the bin men; those that keep our homes lit with power; who keep the water flowing; the post arriving and the shop shelves full…

Today we pray for those teachers who must find new and creative ways to teach their students and school pupils, and to remain connected to them.

And  we pray for the school children and students whose academic progress has been interrupted by the Corona virus. We pray that this time may become a time to appreciate the gift of knowledge.

Today we pray for those medical researchers seeking a vaccine and cure for Covid 19 and other illnesses; that using their inspired wisdom they may discover and find better treatments.

 We pray today for all of those in the healing professions who are nurses, doctors and care workers, and other vital hospital staff that they can work safely and find sources of energy, courage and strength.

We pray for our own inner resources, that we can find solace and hope when we wobble, become anxious, fearful and feel alone.  That we learn to live in and enjoy the present moment; taking one day at a time…

And finally our prayers are for all who are suffering through the impact of the virus, both directly and indirectly. For those bereaved; for those struggling with their breathing and those separated from their loved ones…

Amen.