Praying for Loved Ones

As we continue to go through a time of not being able to meet and be together we can still pray for each other, for families and friends and for ourselves.

At the moment the churches are shut again for a while and many of us are staying at home to keep safe, so I thought that I would suggest a prayer space or station for you at home.

This one is based on hearts and there is a heart shape below that you could cut out and use or create your own.  You could cut hearts out of coloured paper or magazines or plain paper and maybe decorate them yourself. The idea is that you then write the name of the person you would like to pray for on your heart and put it or stick it somewhere you can see, by your mirror or your kettle or on a window. Or maybe make more than one and create your own prayer tree. Then when you see these hearts you can pray for that person as you go about your day.

‘Love is patient, love is kind.’     ‘Love never fails.’  (1 Corinthians 13)

Let us pray:

Keep us, good Lord,

under the shadow of your mercy.

Sustain and support the anxious,

be with those who care for the sick,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may find comfort

knowing that nothing can

separate us from your love

in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for those affected by Coronavirus.

© The Archbishops’ Council 2020.

Rev. Lucy