Prayer by URC minister at this difficult time

Lord Jesus,
who urged us first to seek the Kingdom of God,
we thank you for your servant Elizabeth,
for her words of encouragement and hope
to your people in our distress.

Lord Jesus,
who told us to ask for what we need,
we pray for Boris, our Prime Minister,
that he might be restored to health
and strengthened to lead us with integrity
in this critical time.

Lord Jesus,
who opened for us a door
to the presence of our loving God,
be with those who care for the sick,
with NHS staff and with all key workers.

You walked on the way of sorrows,
bless and save us all this holy week,
and may health and hope be restored.