Prayer is central to all we do in CTF, from our daily prayer guide to Town-wide prayer events and national prayer initiatives.
Prayers in a Time of Coronavirus
Monthly Prayer Calendar
It is sometimes hard to know what to pray, or how to pray at difficult, challenging times.
Here are some prayers that you may find helpful.
Lord Jesus Christ,
you taught us to love our neighbour,
and to care for those in need
as if we were caring for you.
In this time of anxiety, give us strength
to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick,
and to assure the isolated
of our love, and your love,
for your name’s sake.
God of compassion,
be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross,
but reigns with you in glory,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
For one who is ill or isolated
help me to trust you,
help me to know that you are with me,
help me to believe that nothing can separate me from your love
revealed in Jesus Christ our Lord.
For those who are guiding our nation at this time,
and shaping national policies,
that they may make wise decisions:
For doctors, nurses and medical researchers,
that through their skill and insights
many will be restored to health:
For the vulnerable and the fearful,
for the gravely ill and the dying,
that they may know your comfort and peace:
For a blessing on our local community,
that our neighbourhoods may be places of trust and friendship,
where all are known and cared for:
Lord, hear us,
Lord, graciously hear us.
These prayers are taken from the Church of England's Coronavirus (COVID-19) liturgy and prayer resources.