Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you.
1 Peter, Ch. 45, vs.: 7.
This week we especially hold in our prayers:
|– Those who are affected by the Coronavirus epidemic: in all those places where cases of the disease have been confirmed. We pray for:
- all those in the cities under curfew, and any who have travelled to, or from, nations with high levels of infection, or had contact with potential carriers;
- those who have been confirmed with the virus, particularly in this country, that their symptoms may be mild and that they may recover quickly;
- all those who are mourning the loss of loved ones in Britain or across the world;
- all ‘front line’ staff and especially those concerned with providing health care, emergency cover or delivering vital supplies. Pray that God will keep them safe, and that they will have the resources and PPE they need;
- anyone quarantined in their own country including those repatriated to Britain and now in quarantine, those on Cruise Ships overseas, and for those who may have had contact with those affected;
- scientists across the world who are seeking responses to the threat such as testing equipment, vaccines and medication.
|– The Life of our Nation:
- Pray for wisdom among our leaders, particularly in responding to the challenges which face our nation and the wider world at this time;
- For leaders who are having to make unprecedented decisions and particularly those who are experiencing symptoms of the virus or whose families are at risk.
|– All those known to us who are ill, in hospital, undergoing operations or treatment, or waiting further appointments, or results that may lead to further treatment: and particularly those on our prayer chain at this time: especially Suzy Bennett and Kate Muammar, receiving treatment. Pray also for the medical teams looking after them and for their families as they support them. We pray that our Lord God will be in each situation, and we thank Him for answers to prayers this week and continue to pray for those known to us who are going through difficult times.
We remember those who have died in recent days, and those who have passed on at this time of year in the past,
those who have lost their lives due to Coronavirus and any past or recent, known personally to us.