Listen to Reverend Stephen’s reflection for this week at the link above. You can follow the script here.

God of compassion, Who raised your Son to new life have mercy upon this nation and our world, in this time of fear and confusion: we bring before you those who are suffering from the Coronavirus; the aged and those who are most vulnerable and for all who tend to their needs; we pray for those who are now in isolation; may know your comfort and company and that those around them may truly love their neighbour by prayer and in works of care and kindness; we pray for health professionals, doctors, nurses and hospital support staff as they answer their vocation under increasing pressure; and we pray for those upon whose shoulders the yoke of leadership rests, that in their conversation and communication your still small voice may be heard; we ask this in the power of the Holy Spirit, through the One who stretched out his hands to bless and to heal even Jesus Christ our Lord.

Image : Noli me tangere, Graham Sutherland