“Consider it a great joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you experience various trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance”
James 1:2-3

Our faithful and merciful God who…

  • is the only certainty in uncertain times)
  • sheds light into the darkest corners of our world

Hear our prayers of thanks for…

  • being our refuge and strength in these troubled times
  • the principles of honesty, humility, justice and compassion you reveal to us, not only in your Word but in the life of your Son, our Saviour
  • the opportunities you send us every day to live by these principles
  • the sacrifices made by others to help and support us as individuals, as a community and as a nation (name those who show you loving kindness)

Hear our prayers for ourselves and others…

  • for our worries and fears that you might calm them (specify these)
  • for comfort for those who are bereaved (name them)
  • for relief and healing of those who are sick, sorrowing or suffering (name them)
  • for wisdom for leaders making tough decisions in these tough times
  • for all keyworkers and carers who feel they don’t have the strength to carry on

For you, Lord, alone…

  • can carry us through all trials and tribulations
  • hold the future in your hands

In Jesus’ name, we pray,
Amen