As Churches Together in England, we continue to offer our prayers for the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, along with Christians all over our nation and our world.
A range of prayer resources are available below:
Light a candle of hope: A national call to prayer
In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, Christians are encouraged to join together each Sunday evening, praying Prayers of Hope in their homes at 7.00 pm. CTE Presidents and Trustees have released video messages encouraging you to take part.
This follows the National Day of Prayer & Action on Sunday 22nd March 2020, which tens of thousands took part in, following a call to prayer from the Presidents of CTE.
Prayer resources from Member Churches
Further prayer resources
A prayer for those affected by coronavirus
This prayer from Churches Together in England is also available as a PDF document.
God, our rock and shield, we pray for our land, and all nations and places in our world, as many endure the effects of the illness Covid-19 and the Coronavirus pandemic.
For those who are ill, grant healing;
for those who mourn the death of loved ones, bring comfort;
for those who care for the sick, grant strength and endurance;
for those who are isolated or whose livelihoods are threatened, give courage and hope;
for all who take difficult decisions, from governments to health practitioners, give wisdom and compassion to accompany the knowledge and experience that they bring.
Deliver us from this disease, we pray, and enable all nations and communities to grow in collaboration and unity as we face this challenge together.
Grant a legacy of enduring common purpose in facing all that threatens our global common good.
We pray in Jesus' name, in the unity of the Spirit, Amen.
Find a range of guidance, resources and stories in our Coronavirus web hub.