Prayer Intentions/ corona virus crisis

Please remember in your prayers:

Norfolk
The business community.
The charitable sector. 
Catering and entertainment establishments; sports clubs and their fans.
Norfolk Foodbanks. 

Locally
All who are anxious or lonely. All who are self-isolating.
Those who are unwell/ become unwell; those who are recently bereaved (especially given the restriction on funeral attendance).  
Those whose livelihoods or businesses may become under threat.
Our school communities and family life.

Nationally/ Internationally
Medical and nursing professionals, the Ambulance Service and health auxiliaries; the NHS; our hospitals, GP surgeries and pharmacies.
Leaders of the nations and governments. 

 

God of compassion,
be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross,
but reigns with you in glory,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 

Prayer resources 

You may find these sites helpful. Most of these resources also have Apps.
 

Church of England: Coronavirus liturgy and prayer resources
Daily Prayers Morning and Evening  or search app store for ‘Daily Prayer The Church of England’. Has full services for Morning, Evening and Night Prayer with daily lectionary readings automatically imported into relevant sections and links to options.

'Thy kingdom come' resources for use at home: Thy Kingdom Come 

Irish Jesuits: Scared Space  Short Ignatian daily prayer consisting of a reflecting direction each on ‘Presence’ , ‘Freedom’ , ‘Consciousness’, then the daily reading inviting us to respond to Christ in ‘dialogue’. 

Pray as you go A daily Ignation reflection based on the lectionary readings for the day, with music (e.g. Church choral, Taize, Monks of Abbey of Keir Moussa, Zulu, Contemporary), thoughts and questions to invite reflection. A mini creative lectio divina of about 10-12 minutes designed to be listened to ‘on-the-go’. 

Also at pray-as-you-go are ‘Prayer Tools’ and ‘Retreats and Series’ (the latter has a Lent 2020 series, Stations of the Cross with St Matthew Passion).

Jesuit Prayer  Search Jesuit Prayer in App store. See ‘daily inspiration’ for Scripture (lectionary) followed by a paragraph of Ignatian reflection by a member of the Society of Jesus and then a short prayer.

First 15 Daily devotionals consisting of Scripture, reflection, prayer, musical worship, and a call to action (USA).

24-7 Prayer  Started in 1999, when a simple, student-led prayer vigil suddenly went viral. Today, 24-7 Prayer is an international, interdenominational movement of prayer, mission and justice; a non-stop prayer meeting that has continued for every minute of this century so far, in over half the countries on Earth.


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