God of healing and hope, in Jesus you meet

us in our places of pain and fear. Look with

mercy on those who have contracted the

new virus, on any who are vulnerable, and

on all who feel in danger. Through this

time of global concern, by your Holy Spirit

bring out the best and not the worst in us.

Make us more aware of our

independence on each other, and of the

strength that comes from being one body

in you. Through Christ our wounded

healer. Amen.

(Revd Sam Wells; St Martins in the Field London).

 

Keep us good Lord

under the shadow of your mercy

in this time of uncertainty and distress.

Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may rejoice in your comfort

knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Amen

Bishop Philip