A LITURGY FOR OUR WORRYING TIMES
Call to Worship:
Most merciful God who through your love for humankind gave the gift of Christ Jesus; grant that we might now receive your continued blessing. Deliver us we pray, through this time of crisis.
All: Lord in your mercy hear our prayer.
Lord Jesus Christ, healer of the sick grant us your healing presence. Lord of life grant that we, enlivened by your example, might find the strength to face our own time of trial.
All: Lord in your mercy, hear prayer.
Holy Spirit, our guide and comforter, strengthen us in our faith, in our loving care of others and in our resolve to do your will in all things.
All: Father, Son and Holy Spirit we worship and adore you. Amen.
The Apostle’s Creed:
I believe in God,
The Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary
And suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, died and was buried;
He descended into hell;
On the third day he rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
And is seated at the right hand of God,
The Father almighty;
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Prayers of intercession:
Our prayers which we offer to God for the needs and cares of the world, the Church, the sick, the dying, those who mourn and in particular those who work in the NHS, the emergency services, government, food supply and medical science.
A candle may be lit:
The Lord’s Prayer.
May the God of all mercy, compassion and wisdom have mercy on us;
May the Christ who is the Lord of life grant hope to all in their living and in their faith AND
May the Holy Spirit guide and comfort us all, both now and always.