Even though our buildings will be closed, the Church continues to be alive and active with many people joining in private prayer or through the many streams of media available.
A prayer for us all:
Our times are in your hand.
We call upon you in this hour of our need, when we are lonely and must stand apart.
Be our strength, O Sovereign Lord, our calm in the midst of raging seas, our refuge and our dwelling place.
Sanctify to us this time drawn away from others, even as your Son, O Father, drew away to a lonely place for prayer.
Deepen our need of you, O Lord, that every breath may be a whisper of the Spirit’s prompting, a renewed searching of the deep things of God.
Stir up in us the great act of intercession, that we may spend our time apart in prayer for the world you created and sustain.
Bless us in our turning toward you, and make us a blessing to those who stand in need of you, the whole fragile earth.
All this we ask in the name of great Physician, even Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(Written by Revd Dr Katherine Sonderegger )