St. Leonard, Clent
© Clent PCC 2022

Parish Prayer

This week, please pray for _ for all our Lay Ministers and all those who are considering whether they are being called to lay ministries in the church for the whole hospital community, including patients and their families, especially while visiting is still restricted The homes and families of Farley Lane, Belbroughton; Money Lane, Fairfield: Watery Lane, Broome; The Avenue, Blakedown & Churchill those living in Winwood Heath Raod, Clent We pray for those who are unwell or in particular need: Ken Fairbairn, Linda Walker, Evelyn Morrison, Mel Nixon, Wendy Pettit We pray for those mourning the death of loved ones: the families and friends of Pat Bassett, Hazel Brooks, Hazel Smith & Jackie Hawkeswood
Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may rejoice in your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Prayers about the virus outbreak

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.
God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid, or in isolation. In their loneliness, be their consolation; in their anxiety, be their hope; in their darkness, be their light; through him who suffered alone on the cross, but reigns with you in glory. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For those who are ill

Merciful God, we entrust to your tender care those who are ill or in pain knowing that, whenever danger threatens, your everlasting arms are there to hold them safe. Comfort and heal them, and restore them to health and strength; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For hospital staff & medical


Gracious God, give skill, sympathy and resilience to all who are caring for the sick, and your wisdom to those searching for a cure. Strengthen them with your Spirit that, through their work, many will be restored to health; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

From someone ill or isolated

O God, help me to trust you, help me to know that you are with me, help me to believe that nothing can separate me from your love as revealed in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For our present situation

Gracious God, as we remember before you the thousands who have died, surround us and all who mourn with your strong compassion. Be gentle with us in our grief, protect us from despair, and give us grace to persevere and face the future with hope in Jesus Christ our risen Lord. Amen.

For our community

We are not people of fear: we are people of courage. We are not people who guard our own safety: we are people who protect our neighbours’ safety. We are not people of greed: we are people of generosity. We are your people God, giving and loving, Wherever we are, whatever it costs, For as long as it takes, wherever you call us. Amen. Barbara Glasson, President of the Methodist Conference
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.

A Prayer for those admitted to hospital

God of love, Make yourself known to me as I enter this hospital. Help me to adjust to this new manner of life. Give me gratitude for those who care for me, compassion for those in the ward with me, love for all who I may meet here, and your presence - that I may know your healing touch. Amen.
Almighty God, in Christ you make all things new: transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives make known your heavenly glory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen
St. Leonard
© Clent PCC

Parish Prayer

This week please pray for _
Pray for all those for whom the Christmas season will be a painful time For parents who have lost sons or daughters, couples who are no longer together, children who are unhappy, confused or in trouble, and those who will be alone The homes and families of _ Dordale Road, Belbroughton Bournheath Road, Fairfield Ryefield Close, Broome Wheatmill Close, Blakedown & Churchill We pray for those suffering in body, mind or spirit; may they know your presence alongside them in their time of need, including _ Ken Fairbairn, Linda Walker, Roy Keys, John and Hazel Smith, Paul Shotton, Andrew Partridge, Michael Partridge, Judy Moyes and Nina Moyes, Alan Hall. We pray, for those mourning the death of loved ones especially for the family and friends of _ Madge Vaughn, David Peers, Amy Hodgetts, Michael Morgan, Neil Kidner, Howard Barker, Derek Jackson, Jackie Hawkeswood and Diane Narbett.