Our prayer for the week
When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognised him, and he disappeared from their sight. Luke 24:30
We give thanks for all who supply our basic needs of food, water, clothing and shelter, all those industries that serve through providing electricity, gas, communication, waste disposal. We pray for local businesses, opening up after so much uncertainty. We pray for each family involved, for good health and safety. We bring to God those that are struggling with poverty and lack of paid work and who will have difficulty paying their bills for these things. We pray that those who have so little will be helped with generosity and dignity, and assisted back on their feet.
We pray for all who live in care homes, of every sort, who have been isolated from families and loved ones for so long that it has affected their health. We give thanks for all the care staff that have worked tirelessly to keep up the spirits of their residents, finding innovative ways to connect them with their loved ones.