A prayer for all those affected by coronavirus
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Remember, too, those behind the scenes, where organisations are taking all kinds of new initiatives in response to great need.
Here is an extract from a letter from our Archbishops.
“This is a defining moment for the Church of England. Are we truly a church for all, or just the church for ourselves? We urge you sisters and brothers to become a different sort of church in these coming months: hopeful and rooted in the offering of prayer and praise and overflowing in service to the world.
“Please, therefore, join us in this great challenge; and pray for our Government and nation, for each other, and especially for those who work in our health and emergency services.”
With every blessing, +Justin Cantuar +Sentamu Eboracensis
In the coming weeks, let’s reflect on what journey this ‘different sort of church’ might take.
Take good care