Daily Prayers – 28 days of #2lockdown
Date & Time: 05/11/20 - 03/12/20 - 12:00am
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York and a number of senior church leaders are inviting Christians across the nation to participate in the month of prayer – launched on Thursday 5th November – the beginning of the second lockdown in England.
Daily Prayers – 28 days of #2lockdown
Please pray for …
- Doctors, nurses, physios, OTs and other NHS care staff – for wisdom and skill, patience and stamina.
- NHS cleaners, porters, ward clerks, meal assistants etc – all those who keep hospitals running behind the scenes.
- The homeless – for provision and hope.
- Charities working with the homeless to provide meals and temporary accommodation – for resources and staff/volunteers.
- Schools, colleges, universities – for staff and support workers to have strength and inspiration, and a willingness to go the second mile.
- Schools, colleges, universities – for students, to have concentration on their studies and compassion for each other and for their teachers.
- Churches and their congregations, as they gather with restrictions or online – for a genuine sense of worship and fellowship.
- Church leaders of all denominations – for stamina, wisdom, faith, and a genuine love for their people and their local communities.
- Those suffering from poor mental health.
- Mental health workers and support staff, in hospitals and in the Community.
- A successful vaccine to be available sooner rather than later.
- Laboratory staff who test for Covid 19 – for their safety and skill under pressure.
- Those involved in Track and Trace – to be effective and persistent, and to cope with the stress.
- Scientists and epidemiologists – for understanding and the skills to communicate at every level, from politicians.
- Patients in hospital and the vulnerable in the community, and their families, especially those unable to visit.
- Those living alone without an effective support bubble – for comfort, and for their practical needs.
- Single parent families – for provision, love and hope.
- Children in care – to know that they are loved.
- Social services, and all those who work to support those in need of any age.
- The work of the food banks – for contacts who need help, and for people to give generously.
- Shop workers – for protection and positivity.
- Food manufacturers – for supply chains and future security.
- The unemployed and those who have lost their jobs as a direct result of the pandemic – for adequate financial support and hope for the future.
- Small businesses to survive and for the ability to adapt where necessary.
- Ambulance, Police and Fire services – for the ability to cope with pressure and the growing need for their help.
- Prisons and Young Offenders Institutes – for inmates and staff, especially for those in isolation.
- Doctors surgeries and staff, working in such unfamiliar conditions – for access to all who need it.
- Residential and Nursing homes – for residents and staff, and for their families.
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- Midwives and those expecting babies during this time – for protection and support.
- Undertakers and grieving families – for sensitivity and opportunities to grieve well.
- Our Government – for wisdom and discernment, integrity and vision.
- World leaders, to govern diligently and for the people they serve, not their own interests.
- People working from home – for the pressures on space and on their family lives, and for the support and company they will miss out on.
- Trades people who have to visit homes as part of their job – for protection and consideration.
- Utility workers keeping services such as internet, power and running water.
- Those who maintain the internet, telephones and broadcasting – such necessary services for the lonely and those who live alone.
- Professional sports – especially for believers and chaplains to be faithful witnesses to Jesus.
- Community sports clubs to survive until supporters can return.
- Our national charities to receive the funding they need to continue their work.
- Smaller, local charities, to be able to continue their work, and reach those who need them.
- Local government – for wise decisions, and adequate funding for necessary services.
- Those who work for our local councils – especially refuse collectors, who are vital workers in the community.
- DWP staff as they administer financial support – especially for frontline staff dealing with the distressed and needy.
- Those in debt and charities who help – especially for the work of CAP (Christians Against Poverty), more needed now than ever.
- The Queen and our royal family – to be faithful servants to the country.
- Those with wedding plans – to understand the true nature of love.
- People without faith to discover the true source of hope.
- For those suffering traumas and disasters, national and personal – for the practical support they need, and to turn to God for help.
- Those countries in conflict, or famine – for peace and provision and good, compassionate government.
- Those who are persecuted for their faith – Christians are often denied access to relief supplies and support, whether for the pandemic or as Refugees.
- Those with addictions, drugs, gambling, alcohol, and their families – especially during lock down.
- Community workers and carers – for compassion and gentleness.
- Those who have major health issues other than Covid – for postponed appointments and surgery, for the delay to be short, for peace in place of worry.
- Adults in care – for their communities and families.
- The arts – theatres, festivals, cinemas, choirs, museums, galleries – denied their audience and much of their funding/income – and the the individual artists.
- Delivery drivers, those who deliver food, internet shopping, post, Parcels etc.
- Your own friends and family – for opportunities to share love and affection and for good communications.
58. Whatever we do or say to glorify Jesus and make him known.