Lord, you are the Great Shepherd of the sheep. Thank you that you are watching over every congregation and parish, and even more so during these times of not being able to meet together. Bless the children who find themselves without the routine of school. Bless all families who may be carrying various worries and cares. Answer the prayers of all those who are needing provisions and help them connect to the available resources and foodbanks in their area. Bless all those who are single and live alone and may be missing community. Bless and be with all our elderly who have no choice but to stay at home.
God, we pray that you would keep our faith strong. Keep us connected through prayer and through any communications we can use. Thank you for the people of God I serve amongst. Lord, help me to keep handing over the weight of worrying about my congregation to you. Bless us and keep us, cause your face to shine upon us and be gracious to us, lift up your countenance upon us and give us your peace. (Numbers 6:24-26)
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep….I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me- just as the Father knows me and I know the Father–and I lay down my life for the sheep. (John 10:11,14-15)
I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen