6pm Prayer for the Nation

In a letter to the Nation at the beginning of November, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York called upon the Church of England to make November 2020 a month of prayer for our nation - knowing that we are in the faithful hands of the risen Christ who knows our weaknesses, tiredness and struggles and whose steadfast love endures forever.

They wrote:

We are writing to share our belief that whoever you are, and whatever you happen to believe, you are loved by God. Beyond measure. We also want you to know that we are praying for you, particularly asking that Christ’s love will comfort us, calm our fears, and lead our nation and our world through this terrible pandemic. Starting this week, we have asked every church to pray each day at 6pm. We invite you to join with us.

(You can read the full letter here)

Each day of the week has a theme on which the prayer for the day will be based. You'll find a themed prayer appearing here each day around 5:45pm ready for 6 o'clock.

Monday: For schools and colleges, children and young people

We pray for all those involved in the shaping of young lives.

We give God thanks for the sacrifice and commitment of teachers and all those involved in serving children and young people in education.

We pray that all might be nurtured and cared for and that every needful resource would be made available – that all lives can flourish even in these difficult times and that no-one would be overlooked.

More resources for prayer and worship connected to the Call to Prayer are available on the Church of England website here