A time of prayer on the anniversary of the beginning of the First Covid lockdown on 23rd March

 Caistor parish Church will open at 11.45 a.m. for prayers leading up to the national minutes silence in memory of all who have been affected by the Coronavirus over the past year.

A bell will toll at 12.01 in memory of all who have died.

 

A prayer for all those affected by coronavirus

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 Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 A prayer for all who mourn

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.