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Prayer’s during these challenging times


A prayer remembering God is with us

Lord God, you are always with me.
You are with me in the day and in the night.
You are with me when I’m happy and when I’m sad.
You are with me when I’m healthy and when I am ill.
You are with me when I am peaceful
and when I am worried.
Today I am feeling (name how you are feeling)
because (reasons you are feeling this way).
Help me to remember that you love me
and are with me in everything today.


A prayer for those feeling anxious

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing
can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.


A prayer for those working in National Health Service

Lord Jesus, who healed the sick and gave them new life,
be with doctors, nurses and carers, as they act as agents of your healing touch.
In desperate times, keep them strong yet loving;
support all who work in the National Health Service at this crucial time
and give our Leaders, courage, wisdom and patience
to bring healing and wholeness to all who suffer.


A prayer for the world

God of love and hope,
you made the world and care for all creation,
but the world feels strange right now.
The news is full of stories about Coronavirus.
Some people are worried that they might get ill.
Others are anxious for their family and friends.
Be with them and help them to find peace.
We pray for the doctors and nurses and scientists,
and all who are working to discover the right medicines
to help those who are ill.
Thank you that even in these anxious times,
you are with us.
Help us to put our trust in you and keep us safe.


Cathedral Prayers

During this crucial time, if you have anyone or any situation you would like to remember in our prayers, please contact Jane Jones who is co-ordinating a special list. Confidentially will be respected, if requested.

Prayers for the Week (Week Commencing Monday 23 November 2020)

Prayers for those with Special Concerns – Annemauraide, Gary, Margaret Marr, Pauline, Louise
Prayers for the Departed – Headley, June, Peter


Jeremy, Sally, Tricia, Jen, Sarah K, Corentyn, Neil, Matt, Emma, Gianni
Schools and colleges, children and young people – we pray for all those involved in the shaping of young lives; we give thanks for the sacrifice and commitment of teachers and all those involved in serving children and young people in education. We pray that all might be nurtured and cared for and that every needful resource would be made available – that all lives can flourish even in these difficult times and that no-one would be overlooked
Give thanks for developments on finding a vaccine – pray for the hope this may bring especially for many struggling through lockdown
+Macclesfield Deanery: Veronica Hydon. Bollington C of E School  +Hecto  Zavala, Santiago (Chile).+Frenzel Ray P Piluden, Santiago (Philippines)

Tim, Alan, Helen, Elaine, Nick, Tom R, Heather D, Ian
Elderly, isolated and vulnerable – we echo God’s commitment to those most at risk of this virus by praying today for those who are particularly vulnerable and isolated. Praying for their deliverance, protection and comfort. We hold before God those who care for them – that they would be strengthened and encouraged in this work
With a month to go until Christmas, we pray for all Crisis and Church centres, and for the challenges they face at this time
+Macclesfield Deanery: Bosley: John Harries, Steph Morris Bosley St Mary’s C of E School +Francisco Cezar Fernandes, Sao Paulo (Brazil).
Robert Skirving, East Carolina (ECUSA)

Sarah, Heather H, Alex, Michelle, Naomi pm Adrian, Hannah, Carolyn, Caterina
Businesses, the workplace and economic wellbeing – in this time of great challenge, we pray for the economic wellbeing of the country. We remember before God those who face great uncertainty in their work. We lift before God those who have lost their jobs and face an uncertain and difficult future. We pray for a renewed commitment to our common life together
White Ribbon Day, on Wednesday, aims to stop the cycle of domestic violence in our society. Pray for all who live in the shadow of a violence often hidden from view, and also for the work of refuges and counsellors
+Macclesfield Deanery: Gawsworth: Colin Wilson. LM: Keith Parrott. +Blessing Erifeta, Sapele (Nigeria). +V S Francis, East Kerala (S India)

Jane, Kevin, Christine, Jon, Calvin, Gareth, Jo, Suzi, Francis, Zoe, Matty
The NHS and other key workers – our God is the great healer – and the agent used more than any other is the NHS. Today we voice our gratitude for those who serve this country in the National Health Service and pray that God would prosper the work of their hands – that they would all be encouraged in their continued work of sacrifice and care amongst us
At Thanksgiving, pray for the government and people of the United States, and for a time of healing and reconciliation following the presidential election at the beginning of this month. Pray for the Churches in the USA
Carers’ Rights Day, on Thursday, reminds us that a huge amount of caring is done by relatives and friends, that this can often isolate them from the wider community and that frequently they feel unsupported and unheard.
+Macclesfield Deanery: Henbury and Broken Cross C: Suzanne Eddleston +Michael William Hawkins, Saskatchewan (Canada). +George Turyasingura, East Ruwenzori (Uganda). +Brian Lee Cole, East Tennessee (ECUSA)

Tom L, Janet, Ted, James, Kate, Philip, Lizzie, David
National and Local Government – we pray for those who are in positions of authority with responsibility for decision making at national and local level at this difficult time. We ask that God would give great wisdom, deep commitment to all and right judgement
All cathedral staff who are either working or furloughed; for those preparing for the re-opening and the Christmas season
+Macclesfield Deanery: James Gibson. +Christopher Harper, Saskatoon (Canada). Vacant, Eastern Himalayas (North India)