Friday: Those isolated, needing care or facing financial hardship
For those who are isolated, lonely, grieving or fearful, Lord – please be their strength and their hope. We remember especially those who live alone, those in Care Homes, those who may not understand why their relatives cannot visit or those who struggle with modern technology. We also pray for those who are suffering financial loss and ask for your provision, Lord
“The LORD is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27v1 “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” Matthew 6v26
Thursday: Other key workers and volunteers
Thank you for the wonderful response of so many volunteers in our community and nationally who want to help. Thank you for the police and armed forces, for those working in logistics and food supply, farmers and supermarket staff, for those who collect bins, drive buses and all those who work hard to serve our country. Help us as a church to shine like stars in the universe as we hold out the word of life and as we show Christ’s love in practical ways. Please enable the help get to where it is needed most.
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10v45 “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9v8
Wednesday: Those who are unwell
Father, please comfort all those who are unwell due to Coronavirus or any other reason; and especially for those in hospital who cannot have visitors and are suffering. Please bring healing and peace. We also remember those who have had other medical treatments put on hold for the time being and ask that you will calm their fears and frustrations; in your mercy, stay the hand of any other disease processes Lord. Thank you that we can turn to you as “the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1v3). We pray that that truth would be deeply known.
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8v38-39