Thank you that you are the Creator, thank you that Your word says that You knew us before we were born ( Jeremiah 1:5 ).Thank you that we can come to You, and ask for help, according to Your word. (Matt 7:7). We pray that You will guide and inspire all those in authority over us at this time.
We pray especially for schools, for teachers and pupils, as they begin to gradually return to their school day. Please protect them all , help them to work together , with peace and confidence; help the teachers to guide, instruct and inspire those in their care. We pray for the children, for understanding and not confusion. We pray for the older pupils, that they will feel reassured and encouraged.
We pray for all those returning to work as they reopen their shops, that they would be able to recover and return to a safe working day.
We pray for each other as we start to visit our town, that we would be considerate and kind to others. Help us, Lord, to continue to look out for the needs of those around us.
We pray for peace over our town.