Church of England Diocese of Bath & Wells Staplegrove

Monthly Prayers and Reflection for Palm Sunday

Here are Alison's monthly prayers and also a Reflection for Palm Sunday to download

Pray for people who are infected with COVID-19 or facing quarantine.

Jesus, during Your ministry on Earth You showed Your power and caring by healing people of all ages and stations of life from physical, mental, and spiritual ailments. Be present now to people who need Your loving touch because of COVID-19. May they feel Your power of healing through the care of doctors and nurses.

Take away the fear, anxiety, and feelings of isolation from people receiving treatment or under quarantine. Give them a sense of purpose in pursuing health and protecting others from exposure to the disease. Protect their families and friends and bring peace to all who love them.

Pray for medical professionals, caregivers, researchers, and leaders responsible for decisions about fighting the new coronavirus.

Father, we seek Your wisdom daily. Be with people making decisions that affect the lives and futures of our families, communities, countries, and the wider world. Inspire and invigorate people developing better tests to diagnose the virus, vaccines to prevent it, and protocols and communication to eliminate the disease’s spread. May truth and empathy be the touchstones of people setting policies for our protection.

He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers

2 Corinthians 1:10-11 (NIV)

Prayer during the Vacancy

Loving heavenly Father, we pray that you will call to our parishes:-

a true shepherd, a servant of God, a minister of Christ;

and help us with them to grow in faith, love one another,

care for those in need and reach out to others.

Guide us in this time of preparation

and help us to discover your way for the future and see your kingdom grow;

through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. AMEN


Reflection_for_Palm_Sunday_2020, PDF