Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prayers

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prayers

A prayer to be said at Noon each day

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

For those in isolation

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.
Amen.

For those who are ill

Merciful God,
we entrust to your unfailing and tender care,
those who are ill or in pain,
knowing that whenever danger threatens
your everlasting arms are there to hold us safe.
Comfort and heal them,
and restore them to health and strength;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

For hospital staff and medical researchers

Gracious God,
give skill, sympathy and resilience
to all who are caring for the sick,
and your wisdom to those searching for a cure.
Strengthen them with your Spirit,
that through their work many will be restored to health;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Short passages of Scripture for reading and contemplation

  • Psalm 27 The Lord is my light and my salvation
  • Psalm 46 Be still, and know that I am God.
  • Psalm 91 He shall cover you with his wings
  • Psalm 139 O Lord, you have searched me out and known me
  • Isaiah 43 (esp vv.1-7) Do not fear, for I am with you
  • John 14 Do not let your hearts be troubled