Prayers for our Time
Daily Prayer with the Community of the Tree of Life
You might like to access this opportunity to pray with our new Diocesan monastic community’s own Daily Office, which will be livestreaming on their @LeicTreeofLife Facebook page every day.
There will be a shortened morning, noon and night-time version from members of the Community who will provide a rich opportunity for us to punctuate our day with prayer, knowing that we’re doing so in company with other Christians from around the city and county.
Bishop Martyn’s video to the Diocese
Bishop Martyn has shared a video message specifically for the Diocese of Leicester: you can access it here:
Prayers that we can make around the issues of the virus outbreak
Lord Jesus Christ,
you taught us to love our neighbour, and to care for those in need as if we were caring for you. In this time of anxiety, give us strength to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick, and to assure the isolated of our love, and your love, for your name’s sake. Amen.
For those who are ill
Merciful God, we entrust to your tender care those who are ill or in pain, knowing that whenever danger threatens your everlasting arms are there to hold them safe. Comfort and heal them, and restore them to health and strength; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For hospital staff and medical researchers
Gracious God, give skill, sympathy and resilience to all who are caring for the sick, and your wisdom to those searching for a cure. Strengthen them with your Spirit, that through their work many will be restored to health; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
From one who is unwell
O God, help me to trust you, help me to know that you are with me, help me to believe that nothing can separate me from your love revealed in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A prayer remembering God is with us for children (and adults!)
Lord God, you are always with me.
You are with me in the day and in the night.
You are with me when I’m happy and when I’m sad.
You are with me when I’m healthy and when I am ill.
You are with me when I am peaceful and when I am worried.
Today I am feeling (name how you are feeling) because (reasons you are feeling this way). Help me to remember that you love me and are with me in everything today. Amen.
A prayer from St Benedict
O gracious and holy Father, give us wisdom to perceive you, diligence to seek you, patience to wait for you, eyes to behold you, a heart to meditate upon you, and a life to proclaim you, through the power of the spirit of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.