Gracious and loving God,
We lift up to you all those who are affected by the corona virus.
For those who are ill, bring them healing.
For those struggling with job loss and isolation,
bring them peace and surround them with people to support them.
For those working on the front lines,
be with them and their families and give them strength.
We pray to you, who walked on water, giver of help and miracle maker,
for an effective vaccine.
Be with our church as we struggle through this time.
Be with those who are planning the recommencement of worship,
filling in the endless paperwork and making tough decisions to try to keep us safe.
Be with each member of our church community
in the waiting, the wondering and the worrying.
Help us to do our best to care for each other
and to put love at the centre of all we do.
AmenHolly Wright, August 2020