We don’t understand what’s happening.
We are fearful and apprehensive.
We grieve to see people dying.
We are anxious about the future.
We are fearful about surviving financially.
We are really just about hanging in.
We can’t get a grip on what is going on.
It hurts to see people suffer.
It hurts to see doctors nurses and care workers stretched to their limits.
It is so painful to think of those in isolation who are deeply worried.
It is heartbreaking to see the bereaved.
It is distressing to know that some people are utterly alone.
We cry out to you for help and hope.
We ask your forgiveness for our pride and folly.
We repent of our selfishness and sin.
Show us your mercy Lord.
Heal our land.
God of compassion, stretch out your hands of healing.
God of grace, show us your mercy.
God of truth, may your word bring hope.
Lord Jesus, walk with us in our pain fear and confusion.
Once again calm the storm.
Once again heal the hurting.
Once again bring hope and help.
Bless all who are serving selflessly to care for others.
Give our leaders wisdom and vision.
Help them to make the right decisions at this unprecedented time.
Strengthen and protect all who are still working.
Thank you for the thoughtful actions of many people.
Thank you for all whose lives are marked by acts of kindness.
Thank you for churches seeking first your Kingdom, a Kingdom that cannot be shaken.
Thank you that in you, the unshakeable God, there is rock solid hope for the present and future.
Thank you that you are the God of the Cross and the God of resurrection.
Breathe afresh your Holy Spirit upon us, upon our nation, and across the world at this time.
In the powerful Name of Jesus Christ we pray.