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
(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.