Stand among us
Risen Christ, when we ﬁnd ourselves behind closed doors come and stand among us.
Where there is fear and anxiety……..
Where there is violence and distress…….
Where there is anger and hurt………
Where there is loss and grief…
Where there is doubt and uncertainty……..
Where there is injustice and destruction…….
Risen Christ, too often we close ourselves to the world Come, fling wide the doors and stand among us. Challenge us to be more welcoming, to offer hospitality and to become a light to the world.
In uncertain times and unusual places This week We offer our prayers in particular…..
For all those who work in caring professions and in particular the NHS, Care Homes, Nursing Homes and the Hospices.
For those who live in and are cared for at residential care
For all those in NHS care
For those in Care Homes
For the Nursing Homes
For those in North Devon Hospice
For those in Children’s Hospice South West
For those who care at home
Help us and those who reveal your presence by the way we live, for all who live simply that others may simply live.
Lord Jesus Christ, you taught us to love our neighbour, and to care for those in need as if we were caring for you. In this time of anxiety, give us strength to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick, and to assure the isolated of our love, and your love, for your name’s sake. Amen.