Prayer for the Nation
24-7 Prayer is joining with the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to invite you to pray daily for Great Britain.
As we mourn the loss of more than 100,000 people to the COVID-19 pandemic, join with Christians across the country in prayer.
‘100,000 isn’t just an abstract figure. Each number is a person: someone we loved and someone who loved us. We also believe that each of these people was known to God and cherished by God...
We therefore encourage everyone who is feeling scared, or lost or isolated to cast their fears on God.'
The Archbishops of Canterbury & York
Pause and pray every day
Set an alarm and at 6pm each day, stop and pray for those impacted by the pandemic.
Cry out to God for families and friends, pupils and educators, the isolated and vulnerable, business and the economy, the NHS and keyworkers, as well as those in local and national Government.
Add your ‘Amen’
Download our daily prayers and explore weekly prayer themes to help you and your community pray in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Follow The Church of England on Twitter and 24-7 Prayer Great Britain on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for daily prayer ideas. Also, explore the Church of England’s website for further prayer resources.
Go deeper in personal prayer:
‘ARE YOU TIRED? WORN OUT? … COME TO ME. GET AWAY WITH ME AND YOU’LL RECOVER YOUR LIFE.’
JESUS (MAT. 11:27-28 MSG)
Fix your eyes on Jesus during Lockdown:
- Start small with our three-day devotional Trusting Jesus in the Storm
- Meditate every day on Jesus’ words with the Lectio 365 App
- Try new ways to pray, alone or with family
GO DEEPER WITH YOUR COMMUNITY:
Run a virtual 24-7 Prayer Room
Pass the baton from home to home and pray night and day with your community. Explore ideas and resources for virtual prayer rooms.
#MakeYourMark: prayer walk your neighbourhood
Use a piece of chalk to turn your daily exercise into an opportunity for prayer. Walk your neighbourhood and pray for your community. Write words of hope and prayers for your area on pavements and walls.
‘Prayer changes things. It changes things by inviting God into the room. At this challenging time when all of us are fearful and anxious, and when so many are suffering, it is the one thing we can all do. We can pray and invite God to change us, giving us the solace, strength and comfort we need for the difficult winter that is ahead of us. Let’s pray together at this difficult time.'
the Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell
Explore further Coronavirus prayer resources.