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.

Prayer for putting on a mask

We bless you and praise you, Lord Christ,
for commanding us to love one another.
Let this mask be a sign of your love,
and let my behavior be filled
with love for my neighbour.

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.

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.

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.

For those who have died

Into your hands, Lord,
our faithful creator and most loving redeemer,
we commend your servant N,
for he/she is yours in death as in life.
In your great mercy,
fulfil in him/her the purpose of your love;
gather him/her to yourself in gentleness and peace,
that, rejoicing in the light and refreshment of your presence,
he/she may enjoy that rest which you have prepared
for your faithful servants;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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