This week’s prayers are adapted from the Baptist Church in the
UK and they focus on the Covid-19 situation and the
As Covid-19 threatens to overwhelm
our health service and continues to inflict pain and
loss, we stand together with many others and renew
our commitment to sustained prayer.
You may like to join virtually with
friends to pray, for example if you are a member of
a house group or you may just wish to spend time in
solitude praying for our nation at this time of
Below are some pointers to help you as you pray which have been written by a
senior A&E nurse in a large teaching hospital:
for all NHS staff, for their safety, energy and
peace in dealing with each and every patient.
for those in hospital leadership, for wisdom and
good decisions to give the best outcomes for
for patients; for healing, for peace and
ultimately to fight this disease and get home.
for patients relatives who feel helpless, stuck
at home and unable to visit.
for all those who have lost loved ones to
Covid-19, that they may be comforted.
that the vaccines will be able to be
manufactured, delivered and given and that they
will be effective against the latest strains of
Covid-19. Pray that the conspiracy theories
about the vaccines will be ignored.
for a reprieve and an end to Covid-19.
You may know people who are currently working in the NHS in your area, let them know you are praying for them and
ask them how you can pray specifically.
You may be
someone who is working in a healthcare setting. If you
would like to share your story of what you are
seeing and hearing in these days, please let us know
but do not include any identifying details, for
example names of patients or staff, but your stories
will help us all to pray in the coming weeks.
Now to him
who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask
or imagine, according to his power that is at work
within us, to him be glory in the church and in
Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever
and ever! Amen. Ephesians
Baptist Church site also shared video of an
interview with NHS
nurse Lou Adams, sharing her story you
can watch it here
is easy to keep our heads down in winter days,
especially in Covid winter days, but if we do, we can
miss so much. It’s easy to switch the news off
because, ‘we have heard it all before,’ but we haven’t;
there will be nuggets to cheer us if we listen and
watch, and information to ground us in the ‘here and
now’. Look who I saw by looking around me on our daily
walk at the weekend…and if they had had their heads
down, I probably wouldn’t have seen them either.
The Psalmist said: I lift up my
eyes to the hills -- where does my help come from? My
help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
So, each day this week
let us pray to the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.
O Lord our God, for the sights and
sounds around us we give you thanks and praise.
For reminders of your creation,
its beauty and diversity, we give you thanks and praise.
For companionship and friendship,
we give you thanks and praise.
For those that bring us news and
views and help us to understand the world around us, we
give you thanks and praise.
For the help and support, guidance
and wisdom of those we meet and those who talk with us,
we give you thanks and praise.
For surprises that we suddenly
encounter in the midst of the mundane, we give you
thanks and praise.
For unexpected pleasures, moments
of laughter, feelings of joy, we give you thanks.
For those moments when shafts of
sunlight break into the darkness and give new
perspectives, we give you thanks and praise.
Help us to lift our eyes even on
dark days and as we lift our eyes may we encourage
others to do the same.
O Lord our God, we lift our eyes
to the hills and seek your help and offer you our thanks
by Rev Elaine Halls, a Methodist Minister in Llanelli,
South Wales. Originally posted @ Yr Eglwys heb furiau/
The Church without walls https://www.facebook.com/EglwysHebFuriau
It is used with her permission
God for All
for All launched in
September with a focused Year
of Prayer that
the Church’s work to God.
Online Prayer Meeting - Tuesdays at 12.45pm
Join others across the
Methodist Church to pray together every Tuesday
(starting 1st September)
from 12.45 to 1.00pm on Zoom or Facebook.
Google - Methodist Church
Year of Prayer - to get signing in
details to taking part.
the continuing Covid-19 Crisis
Prayer movement has a new prayer
initiative, UNITE:714 which
Christians globally to pray at 7.14am and 7.14pm each
day throughout the Covid-19 crisis.
UNITE:714 takes its
name from the words of 2
You can download the weekly UNITE:714 prayers here
Chad Church Prayer Chain
Prayer Chain requests
please contact Jean Joynt,
Lynne Radcliffe or Margaret Crook
By contacting one of them you will be ensuring your prayer request is
passed along the chain. If you would like to join the chain to
pray for others, please speak to us and we will be pleased to include
This is a quiet ministry and we do see God answer our prayers.
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