By Paul Dumbrille. In times of crisis, Prayer Matters. In this pandemic period people are turning to prayer. One small indication that people are praying more than usual, is that the number of people visiting this Anglican Fellowship of Prayer website has increased as rapidly as the COVID-19 virus pandemic has progressed. Is this an … Continue reading “Praying during a Pandemic”
Almighty God, we pray for those who have died of the coronavirus; for those who are sick, and for those who are afraid of getting sick. Be the shepherd of your people, O Lord, we pray. In the midst of such uncertainty, we wonder how to keep ourselves, our families, our companies and our churches … Continue reading “In a Time of Virus, Fear and Economic Meltdown”
The Reverend Nils Chittenden, Rector of St. Stephen’s Church in Armonk, New York, shared a beautiful prayer from the Anglican Church of South Africa for those who are unable to physically receive communion. He writes, “In apartheid South Africa, many prisoners were denied the sacraments and had to find other ways of taking Spiritual Communion. … Continue reading “For those who are unable to physically receive communion”
We pray today for all those suffering from COVID-19, and especially today for those struggling to find support:
Father of all, you call us to be generous to one another, and to recognise in their faces the true image of your Son. Give us grace that as individuals, and as a whole society, that in this time of great need we may minister friendship and support in ways that are safe to all … Continue reading “We pray today for all those suffering from COVID-19, and especially today for those struggling to find support:”
by the Rev. Dr. Kate Sonderegger. This hour we turn to you, O Lord, in full knowledge of our frailty, our vulnerability, and our great need as your mortal creatures. We cry to you, as one human family, unsure of the path ahead, unequal to the unseen forces around us, frightened by the sickness and … Continue reading “A Prayer in Time of Pandemic”
Holy One; We come before you today, knowing that you are with us. In this time of persistent change and unknowing, we crave your ever-present grace. In this space of many questions and few answers, we are desperate for your truth. In this storm of confusion and uncertainty, we desire your constancy of love. Speak … Continue reading “A prayer for COVID-19”
Yes there is fear. Yes there is isolation. Yes there is panic buying. Yes there is sickness. Yes there is even death. But, They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise You can hear the birds again. They say that after just a few weeks of quiet The sky is no longer … Continue reading “Lockdown”
O most mighty and merciful God, in this time of hurricanes, fires, earthquakes and viruses, we flee to you for succor. Deliver the people, we beseech you, from their peril; give strength and skill to all those who minister to the needy; prosper the means of their safety; and grant that, perceiving how frail and … Continue reading “In Time of Calamity”
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