The Civic and Parish Church of Bournemouth

National Day of Prayer and Action

Dear friends 
On this very different 4th Sunday of Lent, which is both Mothering Sunday and a National Day of Prayer and Action in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we want to share with you this prayer, composed by Canon Roly Riem, Vice-Dean at Winchester Cathedral:  

Lord Jesus,Who in your earthly life
Bore our grief and carried our sorrows,
Stand with us, we pray,
In our fear, distress and uncertainty. 
Draw near to all who are suffering;
Strengthen those who care for them;
And guide those involved in research. 
Lead us all, through the depths of the cross,to the height and joy of resurrection.Amen.  

Wherever you are, however you will worship today, you are in our prayers.The Bishops and Bishop’s Staff Team