We pray today for all those suffering from COVID-19 at this time, and especially today we pray for loved ones isolated apart from each other:
God of all love, in whom we are all united, and from whom we can never be parted, strengthen all those far from loved ones this day.
Help us to know your presence with us and with them and strengthen our hearts by your Spirit, that they and we may know the consolation of our fellowship in you, and may hope, in due time, for the joy of reunion, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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.
God of love, we pray you give us love:
Love in our thinking, love in our speaking, love in our doing and love in the hidden places of our souls;
love of our neighbours, near and far; love of our friends old and new;
love of those with whom we find it hard to bear,
and love of those who find it hard to bear with us; love of those with whom we work,
and love of those with whom we take our ease; love in joy, love in sorrow, love in life and love in death,
so that at length we may dwell with you, who are Eternal Love. Amen.
May God be your comfort and your strength, your hope and your support, today and everyday. Amen.