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Prayer’s during these challenging times

 

A Prayer for the Cathedral Volunteers

Ever present God,
be with us in our isolation,
be close to us in our distancing,
be with us in our waiting as we support others from our homes.
Be all that is familiar when all is unfamiliar,
that when the doors reopen
we may be renewed to serve you with our gifts
in the spirit of Pentecost,
and speak of your goodness
to this changing world.
For Jesus’ sake.

Amen.

A prayer for those who are ill or in isolation

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.

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.

Amen.

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.

Amen.

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.

Amen.

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.

Amen.

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 janejones.emrys@btinternet.com who is co-ordinating a special list. Confidentially will be respected, if requested.

Prayers for the Week (Week Commencing Monday 29 June 2020)

Prayers for those with Special Concerns – Charles, Mina, Andrew, Dan, Julie, Sarah
Prayers for the Departed – Neil, Peter, Martin, Don

Monday
The Cathedral staff as the plans for further re-opening continue; pray for the ways in which the Cathedral reaches out to people with welcome, prayer stations and spaces for reflection. Give thanks for all working hard at this time
Places across the world in conflict – often out of the headlines – pray for the work of Christian Aid and all agencies bringing urgent relief in countries such as Yemin, Syria and South Sudan. Pray for our Diocesan links in Congo and Melanesia
Jeremy, Sally, Chloe, Tricia, Jen, Corentyn, Neil, Matt, Andrew, Emma
Chadkirk Deanery: Whalley Bridge: Vacant  +Julio Murray Thompson, Panama (C America) +Olumuyiwa Ajayi, Pankshin (Nigeria)

Tuesday
All Schools who were due to be having services this week and next to commemorate the end of the academic year; pray for teachers who are needing rest from the stress of online lessons. Pray for Diocesan Schools and Acadamies
The University – Eunice Simmons, Vice Chancellor during the first few months in post; pray for her, all staff and students as it seeks to make preparations for the next academic year
Tim, Alan, Helen, Elaine, Nick, Heather D, Ethan, Peter, Dani, Cath, Ian
Chadkirk Deanery: Mellor: Tracy Ward +David Kiir Mayath, Panrieng; +Seme Nigo Abinda. Panyana Area (South Sudan)

Wednesday
Canada Day – pray for those our relationships with Canada and all in the Commonwealth
July sees that annual “Talk To Us” campaign promoting the work of the Samaritans and encouraging better listening. Pray for all who help and support the Samaritans and all who in their anxiety and desperation need to be heard
Sarah, Heather H, Alex, Tom R, Michelle, Laure, Hannah, Carolyn, Caterina, Naomi, Gianni
Frodsham Deanery: David Guest – Rural Dean +Peter Bartlett, Paraguay (South America). +Philip Marandih, Patna (North India)

Thursday
Pray for all Ordinands due to be deaconed, being commissioned in a special service this evening -for Bishops Keith and Mark and all who will be serving in their new parishes and their training incumbents
Bishop Keith and the Senior Staff; pray for +Mark Tanner, Bishop Designate – for Archdeacons Mike, Ian, and members of BST
Jane, Kevin, Christine, Calvin, Sue, Gareth, Jo, Pat, Suzi, Francis, Zoe
Frodsham Deanery: Alvanley & Manley Vacant +Renato Da Cruz Raatz, Pelotas (Brazil) +Daniel Gutierrez, Pennsylvania (EC USA)

Friday
As the nation prepares for NHS Day on Sunday – we pray for all who continue to work in our hospitals, hospices and care homes during COVID19; pray for places across the world, where the virus is still spreading fast and for our own responsibility to care for those who are isolated or ill
On International Plastic Bag Free Day, pray we may be more aware of the need to reduce our use of plastic and be more prepared to take action.
For the City’s Christian Link Up network with their prayer time with Chris Matheson today
Chris, Tom L, Janet, Ted, James, Adrian, Kieron, Philip, Kate, Lizzie, David, Kayleigh
Frodsham Deanery: Dunham-on-the-Hill: Graham Green. +Kay Goldsworthy, +Kate Wilmot, +Jeremy James, Perth (Australia). +Jorge Luis Aguilar, Peru (South America)