Prayer Room

Please read though the document at your own pace;
use all or part as you wish.

PRAYING FOR THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
You’ll need: A Bible, Worship music, Water, Soap, Paper, Pens,
Plasters/band aids, Hand sanitizer.
PRAY Psalm 46 aloud
BE STILL Breathe deeply, and welcome the Holy Spirit
REJOICE and PRAY Psalm 91 aloud
Enjoy a song of worship about the greatness of God; – either listen to
some music or sing out loud.

PRAY FOR THE CONTAINMENT OF THE VIRUS
Using water and soap thoroughly wash your hands. Ask God to slow and
halt the spread of the Covid 19 Coronavirus. Take a moment to pray for
God’s particular intervention in the nations of the world.

PRAY FOR THE ILL AND ISOLATED
Using a pen and paper, write the names
of the people you know who are selfisolating or who have contracted the
virus. Ask God to make His presence felt
in the solitude and to protect, strengthen
and heal them.

PRAY FOR PROTECTION OF THE VULNERABLE
Take a pen and a packet of plasters/band aids. Write on plasters the
names of the people you know who are elderly or have an underlying
condition that may make them susceptible to the Coronavirus. Ask God
to protect them from infection.

PRAY FOR LOCAL AND NATIONAL LEADERS
Place your hands on your head and ask God to give wisdom to national
and local political leaders as they make decisions to protect people. Cup
your hand over your ear and ask God to bring excellent advisers to guide
them. Open your hands in front of you and ask God to give them the
ability to communicate clearly to the public.

PRAY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND ALL KEY WORKERS
Rub sanitiser into your hands as you ask God to protect the health
professionals (doctors, nurses, ambulance crews, care assistants) and
key workers (shop workers, delivery drivers, teachers and more) caring
for those affected by the virus or helping and supporting others in the
community.
Ask God to give them peace, wisdom, to anoint them for their jobs and
to protect them from infection.

PRAY FOR THOSE AFFECTED IN OTHER WAYS BY THE PANDEMIC
There are many people who will be directly or indirectly affected by the
coronavirus pandemic.
Ask God to comfort those grieving the loss of loved ones, to provide for
those in financial difficulty because they are unable to work, and for
business leaders as they face such unprecedented disruption to life.
Pray the blessing from Numbers 6:24-26 over each group.
24 May the LORD bless you and take care of you;
25 May the LORD be kind and gracious to you;
26 May the LORD look on you with favour and give you peace.
BE STILL Breathe deeply, thank God for His presence and release into His
hands all you’ve prayed during your time with Him.
(This was taken from 24/7 prayer site, with thanks)
Further resources can be found on the Thy Kingdom Come website at
https://www.thykingdomcome.global/

Journey through the Labyrinth

Take a journey through our simple labyrinth.
Before you begin imagine a pebble to carry with you,
and then follow the simple instructions
and pathway as you journey to the centre.
There you are invited to leave the pebble,
and then journey out again. Take your time.
Bring yourself and your prayers before God,
as you walk or pause along the way.
“Give me your lantern and compass, give me a map,
So I can find my way to the sacred mountain,
to the place of your presence,
To enter the place of worship,
meet my exuberant God,
Sing my thanks with a harp,
magnificent God, my God.”
(from Psalm 43, The Message)

Virtual Prayer Tree
Imagine you can tie a ribbon to a branch as you think or pray.
• It may be in memory of someone or in thanksgiving.
• You may be concerned about someone.
• It may be a worry that is weighing you down.
Invite God to help you rest in this moment.
Imagine you can tie a ribbon to a branch as you think or pray.

Care for those you are praying for, pray for those you are caring for.
During these difficult and trying times, we believe that now more than
ever, presents an incredible opportunity for the Church worldwide, to
unite in prayer so that our family, friends and neighbours will come to
know the love and peace of Jesus Christ for themselves. One of our Key
themes for Thy Kingdom Come is prayer and care. As we are praying for
those we love to come to know the hope and love of Christ we also are
encouraging all to see how they can show God’s love towards them; by
caring for them. Here are 5 ideas on how we can care and love those
we know, even when we are socially distanced:

  1. Keep up contact. Make a phone call, send an email, letter or card
    saying that you are praying for them at this time.
  2. Keep an eye out for the anniversaries of life events. Make that phone
    call to let people know you care.
  3. Send a small gift or book purchased on line, maybe insert life words
    etc.
  4. Serve where you can in delivering groceries or medications.
  5. Make sure the people you pray for know how much you value them
    by whatever means you can find.

Parish and Deanery

• Pray for your church family at this time.
• Pray for the places and people in your
community.
• Pray for your outreach and service
within the community.
• Pray for our clergy and lay-readers, for those in training and any in
positions of responsibility.
• Pray for the deanery and the continued development of the
Deanery plan.

A Living Hope (1 Peter 1v3-9)
Let us give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Because of his great mercy he gave us new life by raising Jesus Christ
from death. This fills us with a living hope, and so we look forward to
possessing the rich blessings that God keeps for his people. He keeps
them for you in heaven, where they cannot decay or spoil or fade
away. They are for you, who through faith are kept safe by God’s
power for the salvation which is ready to be revealed at the end of
time. Be glad about this, even though it may now be necessary for you
to be sad for a while because of the many kinds of trials you suffer.
Their purpose is to prove that your faith is genuine. Even gold, which
can be destroyed, is tested by fire; and so your faith, which is much
more precious than gold, must also be tested, so that it may endure.
Then you will receive praise and glory and honour on the Day when
Jesus Christ is revealed. You love him, although you have not seen him,
and you believe in him, although you do not now see him. So you
rejoice with a great and glorious joy which words cannot express
because you are receiving the salvation of your souls, which is the
purpose of your faith in him.

BE STILL Breathe deeply,
thank God for His presence
and release into His hands all you’ve prayed
during your time with Him.

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