If you or someone you know contracts the Covid19 do please let your church know so that we can pray for you, and offer help if possible. You can contact us by email through this site or tel:01332704835.

Even when we are ill we can be part of the community by praying. Below are some ideas offered by the Church of England. You will also find a link to our Morning Worship Service Booklet which you can download. It contains three Sunday Worship Services and a Weekday Service called The Liturgy of Hours which can be used throughout the day. We hope you will find comfort in the prayers and structure of tis booklet.

A prayer about the Coronavirus outbreak

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.


For those 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.


For those who are worried/social cohesion

Loving Jesus, you are compassionate to those in need

and heal the sick in body and mind.

Look kindly on those who are fearful at this time.

Help us all to put away all thoughts and actions

that separate us from you and from one another.

Give us grace to live our lives

confident in your promise that you are with us always.


Lord Jesus Christ,

you taught us to love our neighbour,

and to care for those in need

as if we were caring for you.

In this time of anxiety, give us strength

to comfort the fearful, to care for the sick,

and to assure the isolated

of our love, and your love,

for your name’s sake.


For those who are ill

Merciful God,

we entrust to your unfailing and tender care,

those who are ill or in pain,

knowing that whenever danger threatens

your everlasting arms are there to hold us safe.

Comfort and heal them,

and restore them to health and strength;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


For hospital staff and medical researchers

Gracious God,

give skill, sympathy and resilience

to all who are caring for the sick,

and your wisdom to those searching for a cure.

Strengthen them with your Spirit,

that through their work many will be restored to health;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


From one who is ill or isolated

O God,

help me to trust you,

help me to know that you are with me,

help me to believe that nothing can separate me

from your love

revealed in Jesus Christ our Lord.


Prayers for when you can't get to church

Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your disciples, ‘I am with you always’.

Be with me today, as I offer myself to you.

Hear my prayers for others and for myself,

and keep me in your care.


Christ be with me, Christ within me,

Christ behind me, Christ before me,

Christ beside me, Christ to win me,

Christ to comfort and restore me.

Christ beneath me, Christ above me,

Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,

Christ in hearts of all that love me,

Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

From St Patrick’s Breastplate

I am giving you worship with all my life,

I am giving you obedience with all my power,

I am giving you praise with all my strength,

I am giving you honour with all my speech.

I am giving you love with all my heart,

I am giving you affection with all my sense,

I am giving you my being with all my mind,

I am giving you my soul, O most high and holy God.

Praise to the Father,

Praise to the Son,

Praise to the Spirit,

The Three in One.

adapted from Alexander Carmichael,

Carmina Gadelica (1900)

Lord Jesus Christ,

son of the living God,

have mercy on me, a sinner.

The ‘Jesus Prayer’

After a time of prayer:

Be with us, Lord, in all our prayers,

and direct our way toward the attainment of salvation,

that among the changes and chances of this mortal life,

we may always be defended by your gracious help,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Main Volume: Endings for Intercession

O gracious and holy Father,

give us wisdom to perceive you,

diligence to seek you,

patience to wait for you,

eyes to behold you,

a heart to meditate upon you,

and a life to proclaim you,

through the power of the spirit

of Jesus Christ our Lord.

St Benedict

Soul of Christ, sanctify me,

body of Christ, save me,

blood of Christ, inebriate me,

water from the side of Christ, wash me.

Passion of Christ, strengthen me.

O good Jesus, hear me:

hide me within your wounds

and never let me be separated from you.

From the wicked enemy defend me,

in the hour of my death, call me

and bid me come to you,

so that with your saints I may praise you

for ever and ever.

Anima Christi

Short passages of Scripture for reading and contemplation

• Psalm 27 The Lord is my light and my salvation

• Psalm 46 Be still, and know that I am God.

• Psalm 91 He shall cover you with his wings

• Psalm 139 O Lord, you have searched me out and known me

• Isaiah 43 (esp vv.1-7) Do not fear, for I am with you

• John 14 Do not let your hearts be troubled

A prayer for when a friend is ill

Dear God, (name of friend) is ill.

They are not allowed to go to school or come over to play.

I’m sad because I miss them.

They must be feeling miserable and lonely as well.

Please be close to them.

Please be with the people who are looking after them.

Please help them to get better and to know that you love them.


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.

Many people are anxious because of it.

Many people are anxious that they might get ill.

Many people are anxious about their family and friends.

Be with them in their worries and help them to find some peace.

We pray for the doctors and nurses and scientists who are working to discover the right medicines to give hope to those who are ill.

Thank you that even in these strange and worrying times, you are with us.

Help us to look for the signs of your goodness and love towards us.


A prayer at bedtime

Before the ending of the day,

Creator of the World, we pray

That you, with steadfast love, would keep

Your watch around us while we sleep.

Tonight we pray especially for (names family or friends who are affected by Coronavirus) and the people of (country or place which is affected by Coronavirus).

Give skill and wisdom to all who are caring for them.


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 anxious.

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.


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