Churches called to unite in prayer for our NHS

Churches nationwide will have been praying for those who work in the NHS throughout the Covid-19 situation, and many have been providing resources for churches and individuals to do so.

However, there was a feeling this morning at a meeting of Churches Together in England (CTE) that this is a key period in which we are being called to pray in a sustained way.

As Covid-19 threatens to overwhelm our health service and continues to inflict pain and loss, churches across England are encouraged to join together in a sustained commitment to pray for our National Health Service.

The URC commends to your attention the suggestion of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, one of CTE’s 50 national Member Churches, that we focus our prayer on five key areas. These have been written by a senior A&E nurse in a large teaching hospital:

  • Pray for all the NHS staff for their own safety, energy and peace in dealing with each and every patient.
  • Pray for those in hospital leadership, for wisdom and for good decisions to give the best outcomes for patients.
  • Pray for patients; for healing, for peace and ultimately to fight this disease and get home and pray for their relatives who feel helpless.
  • Pray for the vaccine, that it will and is working against this latest strain of Covid-19.
  • Pray for a reprieve and an end to Covid-19.

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