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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 7 September 2020)

Prayers for those with Special Concerns – Harold, Ellen, Alma, John
Prayers for the Departed – Sheila, Joy, John

Today marks the start of Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week: pray for those who live with this disease, and that we may have a better understanding of its effects and how it is treated
This is also Migraine Awareness Week. Migraine is a complex neurological disorder and much more than “just a headache”. Pray for research and understanding; also pray for those who suffer headaches at this time when facing long periods in front of screens
Jeremy, Sally, Tricia, Jen, Corentyn, Neil, Matt, Emma, Gianni
Congleton Deanery: Church Lawton: Steve Clapham. Oru (Nigeria) – +Geoffrey Chukwunenye. Canberra & Goulburn (Australia) – +Mark Short; Assistant Bishops  +Carol Wagner, +Stephen Pickard

Today is the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Patron; give thanks for her inspiration and faith to lead us through times of unknowing. Pray for the Cathedral Chapter as it meets today and for all to be open to the Holy Spirit in how God may direct us
As the Lay Clerks return to sing Evensong this evening, we pray for the music department as choristers return for training; pray for Andrew Wyatt as he begins his new ministry at Truro Cathedral and for Philip Rushforth and Alex Palatoi, and matrons Janet Buckmaster and Elaine Mines at this start of a new term
Tim, Alan, Helen, Elaine, Nick, Tom R, Heather D, Ian, Naomi
Congleton Deanery: Odd Rode: Philip Atkinson. Osaka (Japan) – +Andrew Haruhisa Iso. Canterbury (England) – +Justin Welby; Bishop of Dover & Bishop in Canterbury – +Rose Hudson-Wilkin

The United Kingdom and Parliament as it comes back into session
In the season of Creationtide, we pray for God’s beautiful world and the threats of climate change; pray may we learn how to adapt and change our attitude towards the planet at this time
Sarah, Heather H, Alex, Michelle, Adrian, Hannah, Carolyn, Caterina
Congleton Deanery: Sandbach: Vacany – Bee Boyde incumbent to be installed on 21 September Osun (Nigeria) – +James Afolabi Popoola. Cape Coast (West Africa) – +Victor Atta-Baffoe

For all schools as they enter their first main week of term; pray for the pressures that many teachers are facing over the academic year ahead and for different routines in the school day
The NHS as it continues to support and care for people recovering from COVID19; remember many thousands of people across the world who have this disease and for those places with a lack of resources to provide proper protection or treatment. Pray also for scientists researching for a vaccine or cure
Jane, Kevin, Christine, Calvin, Gareth, Jo, Suzi, Francis, Zoe, Matty
Congleton Deanery: Sandbach Heath with Hassall Green: Bernard Sword. Osun North (Nigeria) – +Abiodun T Olaoye. Cape Town (Southern Africa) – +Thabo Makgoba; Bishop-elect for Table Bay – The Ven Joshua Louw. Carlisle (England) +James Newcome; +Emma Ineson (Penrith)

On the 19th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the US, we pray for all affected by the memories of this; pray for the United Nations and all organisations working for intelligence and peace
Tom L, Janet, Ted, James pm Kate, Philip, Lizzie, David
Congleton Deanery: Smallwood: Anne Marie Naylor Osun North East (Nigeria) – +Ebenezer Akorede Okuyelu. Cashel, Ferns & Ossory (Ireland) – +Michael Burrows