Day and night you watch over your flock,
calling us to safety, urging us to follow your guidance.
Help us to recognise your shepherd voice,
and guide us along life’s winding and difficult paths.
We give you thanks for all those who, following your example,
provide care and love to others:
those we know personally
and those we know of.
We pray for all who at this difficult time provide care:
medical and healthcare staff, carers, teachers, ministers…
Ensure that in their caring they are cared for.
We pray for all who at this difficult time ensure others have what they need:
shop workers, delivery drivers, factory and warehouse workers…
Ensure that in their providing they are provided for.
We pray for all who at this difficult time reach out to others:
family, friends, neighbours, community…
Ensure that in their reaching out they are reached out to.
We pray for all who at this difficult time are in pain:
those who mourn, those unwell, those anxious…
Ensure that in their pain they are healed and blessed in love.
Shepherd God, take care of your flock at this time,
keep watch over us and nurture us with your love.