The Call to Pray for Ireland

Viist this diocesan page to see the prayers we have been asked to pray today.

Prayer A

Heavenly Father,
We pray for all those on the frontline of the fight against Coronavirus.
For doctors, nurses, pharmacists and all medical staff, especially those we know (name any known to you).
For all those working in essential services (name those known to you).
For those who are sick, those who have been bereaved and those living alone who may be afraid (name those known to you).
And for all of us,
That we may know the peace of God that passes all understanding 
(name family and close friends).
Lord God help us to hear and to heed your voice as you lead and guide us daily.
God Almighty enable us to know your presence and your power in our lives that we would see you at work more and more as each day passes.
We cry out to you asking you to intervene and halt the spread of this virus.
We ask for your wisdom and enabling for all involved in research to find a vaccine.
We pray for a new wind of your Holy Spirit to blow across this island with healing and hope, repentance and faith towards you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, leading to the salvation of many.
In your love and mercy, we pray that you would bless us with a new awareness of your presence with us, your love towards us, your kindness and care for us and for all those for whom Jesus lived and died.
May we and may many respond to you with all our hearts in love and faith.
We pray this in and through the name of Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord.

Prayer B

Almighty and merciful God who in days of old didst give to this land the benediction of thy holy Church; Withdraw not, we pray thee, thy favour from us, but so correct what is amiss, and supply what is lacking, that we may more and more bring forth fruit to thy glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.