Power of God, be our protection; Wisdom of God, be our guide;
Word of God, be our inspiration; Shield of God, be our defence;
Son of God, be our salvation; now and always. Amen.
Saint Patrick’s Breastplate, Book of Armagh, 9th century
when you call, may we respond;
when we falter, be our guide.
When you speak, may we hear;
when we question, be our wisdom.
When you ask, may we answer;
when we hesitate, be our resolve.
When you show, may we see;
when we disregard, be our conscience.
When you lead, may we follow;
when we stray, be our shepherd.
When you send, may we go;
when we fear, be our courage.
When you challenge, may we listen;
when we fail, be our rock.
When you give, may we receive;
and may we love, as you first loved us. Amen.
Paul Martin, Bolton and Rochdale District Chair
A Prayer during this time of Coronavirus
God of all hope we call on you today.
We pray for those who are living in fear:
Fear of illness, fear for loved ones, fear of other’s reactions to them.
May your Spirit give us a sense of calmness and peace.
We pray for your church in this time of uncertainty.
For those people who are worried about attending worship.
For those needing to make decisions in order to care for other
For those who will feel more isolated by not being able to attend.
Grant us your wisdom.
Holy God, we remember that you have promised that
Nothing will separate us from your love – demonstrated to us in Jesus Christ.
Help us turn our eyes, hearts and minds to you. Amen