Prayers for this moment

A warm welcome. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has meant that since March 2020, churches have been closed, but now they can begin to open again just for individual private prayer. We hope that these prayers help you as you sit in quiet and talk with God.

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.

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.

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.

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.