A prayer to provide strength to all those battling Covid-19

Christians are urged to come together this evening at 7pm and pray for all those battling Coronavirus.

We are not alone
We are not alone - the Lord is with us.

Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, said: “Sunday at 7pm has become increasingly a valued time for Christians as they pause to pray, conscious that many others will be sharing the same prayer at the same time.

“It helps create a sense of community when we are isolated through lockdown.”

Lord, we are those who journey

And who find that journey hard today.

We are those who journey

And long to find our hope renewed.

Lord in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

Lord, whether in our own company or with companions beside us,

We journey on.

Whether sure, or unsure, as to our journey’s end,

Come beside us through the risen Lord.

Lord in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

Lord, we pray for others;

For carers of the living and of the dying;

For the bereaved and for the anxious;

For those fearing loss of work and of business.

Lord in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

Lord, we pray for scientists and researchers;

For those seeking to understand the challenge we face;

For those creating potential vaccines;

For those advising decision-makers.

Lord in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

Lord, we pray for those who shape our common life:

In local Councils and in Scottish Government

And in the Government of the United Kingdom.

Grant to them wisdom, compassion and understanding.

Lord in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

Lord, we pray for your Kingdom to come

And for your will to be done,

On earth

As it is in heaven.

Lord in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

Amen.