Pray for the Nation

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, other senior leaders and our own Diocesan Bishops are inviting you all to Pray for the Nation.  Each day, there will be a key area to pray for, based on a simple weekly cycle, and at 6pm we will take a collective moment in prayer together.  Bishop Andrew explains more – click here.  A booklet of prayer has been created and is available here.

Day of the week Daily theme
Sunday Family, friends and loved ones
Monday Schools and colleges, children and young people
Tuesday Elderly, isolated and vulnerable
Wednesday Businesses, the workplace and economic wellbeing
Thursday The NHS and other key workers
Friday National and local governments
Saturday All who are grieving and all suffering with physical & mental ill-health

In the first week, a video will be shared at 6pm each day on the Archbishops social media channels calling for this collective prayer.  Churches are encouraged to ring bells (if safe to do so) and congregations are encouraged to set alarms to remember to pray together and share what they are doing using the hashtag #PrayerForTheNation.

For a range of tried and trusted resources – from across traditions and denominations, ranging from simple prayers to litanies see here: