Living Water, prayers facing the Corona virus

Inspired by John 4:5-49  – the woman at the well

As the Corona virus spreads, we face the situation with faith and trust.  We hope this prayer will help you in the days and weeks ahead.

Ana & Tod

Eternal God, we turn to you knowing you are the source of the living water for which we thirst.

Living water, In faith, we lift our prayer to you. 

We pray for those, like the woman by the well, confronted by their own reality and being invited to step boldly into the unknown. May they know your direction as they set out on new paths.

Living water, In faith, we lift our prayer to you. 

We pray for those who isolated in their homes.  For those whose jobs and livelihood are effected,  for those who feel afraid about their future. May they know your hope as they travel through darkness.

Living water, In faith, we lift our prayer to you. 

We pray for those who are ill and those whose relationships are strained. May they know your healing as they pass through pain.

Living water, In faith, we lift our prayer to you. 

We pray for those who are nearing the end of their earthly life.  May they know your peace as they tread their final steps.  And we pray for  the families of those who have succumbed to the Corona virus.

Living water, In faith, we lift our prayer to you. 

We pray for our church and for all who are worshipping around the world today. We pray for those whose church doors are closed today, like the people of Kirkland, Washington, and Italy, that they might connect with one another and you through prayer and song.  We give thanks that technology can help people in isolation stay connected.

Living water, In faith, we lift our prayer to you.

This Lent, we, too, feel like we are wandering in the wilderness.  Protect us from temptation.  May every person sense your presence as we journey through these unknown and sometimes frightening experiences.  May we remain calm and act responsibly, under your guiding hand.

Living water, In faith, we lift our prayer to you. 

We pray for nations finding their path through this complicated and challenging period.  May leaders know your wisdom as they discern the way ahead.

Living water, In faith, we lift our prayer to you. 

We pray for one another and everyone on our hearts, beloved and stranger.  May we know your love every step and every day.  May we drink deeply of the water of life you offer, so that our nourishment and strength come from you.

Living water, In faith, we lift our prayer to you. 

These are the prayers of your faithful people.  Amen.

 

 

Salisbury United Reformed Church