Prayers for the Week


Week beginning Sunday 5 April (Palm Sunday)

Prayer for all health-care workers and medical researchers at this time:

Gracious God,
give skill, sympathy and resilience
o all who are caring for the sick,
especially on the front line in hospitals,
and grant your wisdom to those searching for a cure.
Strengthen them all with your Spirit,
that through their work many will be restored to health;

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Jesus, Lord of the Journey,
we thank you
that you set your face firmly towards Jerusalem,
with a single eye and pure intention,
knowing what lay ahead but never turning aside.
Jesus, Lord of the Palms,
we thank you
that you enjoyed the Hallelujahs of ordinary people,
living fully in that moment
and accepting their love.
Jesus, Lord of the Cross
we thank you
that you went into the heart of our evil and pain,
along a way that was both terrible and wonderful,
as your kingship became your brokenness
and as your dying became love's triumph.

Angela Ashwin


Week beginning Sunday 29 March (Passion Sunday)

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 and strength,
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

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Blessed be the name of Jesus,
who died out of love for us.

Blessed be Jesus,
who had boundless compassion on us.

Blessed be Jesus,
who endured loneliness, rejection and pain,
for our sake.

Blessed be Jesus,
through whose cross we are forgiven.

Lord Jesus, deepen our understanding
of your suffering and death.

Based on a prayer by young people in Kenya