Action Zones 

To prioritize pastoral care 

27th March 2020

We love and serve our neighbours, as Christ calls us, when we reach out to the vulnerable, those self-isolating, and those who are anxious, offering them our help, support and prayers, because we believe that ‘The church is the Church only when it exists for others’ (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

praying hands-pixabayGod of compassion,
have mercy upon this nation and our world in this time
of fear and confusion:
we bring before you those who are suffering and who
tend to their needs;
may those in isolation know your comfort and company
and may neighbours show your love in works of care,
kindness and prayer;
we pray for the National Health Service and all
engaged in scientific research
and we pray too 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

We thank you for your prayers and for your care of others
And we assure you that you are each much in our prayers at this time as we seek new ways of being Church to serve our nation
With every blessing
+Jonathan:   Bishop of Lynn     
+Graham:     Bishop of Norwich
+Alan:           Bishop of Thetford
as published in Great Yarmouth Parish Life

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