Church of England Diocese of Birmingham St. Matthew with St. Chad, Smethwick

Prayers for use in Church or at home

5 Jul 2020, midnight
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A prayer during the Pandemic 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 my family and friends Loving God, bless my family, my friends and all in my heart today. May they be safe and well and kept close to your peace and love. Help me to know that you are with me as I show love and care to others. Amen.

A prayer for those I know who are sad Dear God, you walk with us in the valley of the shadow of death. Draw close with your comfort to all who are sad today, especially those who miss N.. Thank you for all that he/she meant, and all that he/she gave to us. Help us to remember him/her well and to trust that he/she is at peace with you. Amen.

A prayer in my grief Loving God, help me to know that the person I miss so much is now with you. Help me to know your comfort when I am sad, your presence when I am lonely, your peace when I am angry or afraid. Give me courage to face each day and help me to see signs of hope. Amen. 

The Lord’s Prayer Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.