Prayer of the moment
Almighty and merciful Father, who shows your love to all your creation.
Humbly we come before you asking for a swift eradication of the coronavirus
Graciously hear the prayers we offer for all those affected by the virus currently
ravaging various parts of the world.
Calm our fears and give strength to those who support and care for others.
Grant healing to all suffering in mind, body and spirit, eternal life to the dead
and consolation to the bereaved.
Inspire those who are working to find an effective vaccine.
Counsel governments and health authorities to take appropriate steps
for the good of all.
Look lovingly upon us all, and in your mercy, forgive our failings.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Our churches are located in the beautiful Crouch valley, in south eastern Essex, in the villages of Cold Norton, Stow Maries, North Fambridge and Althorne.