Prayers: Today’s lead prayer is from the Book of Common Prayer – written at a time when plague was far more common than it is for many of us today:
“O God, who knows us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers,
that by reason of the fragility of our nature we cannot always stand upright;
Grant to us such strength and protection, as may support us in all dangers,
and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”
Petition: Please also join with us in praying for:
- Our Political leaders – for wisdom in their deliberations and decision-making.
- Our Economic leaders – that they make decisions that consider people as their priority at this time.
- Our Church leaders – that they may have wisdom, unity and courage as they call people to faith and repentance.
- We pray for those who are seeking to develop a vaccine.
Repentance: Let us confess our sin and pride, and humble ourselves before the Lord.
Thanksgiving: We praise God that the death rate for Covid-19 appears to be significantly lower than other coronaviruses’. We praise Him also for those who serve with skill and faithfulness in caring for the sick.