Our Easter Service - Friday 27th March

As you know today should have been our Easter Service at St Michael's Church. Of course it is not possible for us all to be there today, however it felt more vital than ever that we still all join together in worship, thanks and hope. Rev. Lee and Rev. Jem have kindly shared a blessing with us and some of our staff also wanted to share a prayer. If you would like to join us in worship at home please do. There are some prayers below that we thought children may find comforting. Along with our school prayer, school blessing, a hymn and clips from last year's service. 
God Bless.

Prayers for children

A prayer for when a friend is ill

Dear God, (name of friend) is ill.
They are not allowed to go to school or come over to play.
I’m sad because I miss them.
They must be feeling miserable and lonely as well.
Please be close to them.
Please be with the people who are looking after them.
Please help them to get better and to know that you love them.


A prayer for the world

God of love and hope,
you made the world and care for all creation,
but the world feels strange right now.
The news is full of stories about Coronavirus.
Some people are worried that they might get ill.
Others are anxious for their family and friends.
Be with them and help them to find peace.
We pray for the doctors and nurses and scientists,
and all who are working to discover the right medicines
to help those who are ill.
Thank you that even in these anxious times,
you are with us.
Help us to put our trust in you and keep us safe.


A prayer at bedtime

Before the ending of the day,
Creator of the world, we pray
That you, with steadfast love, would keep
Your watch around us while we sleep.

Tonight we pray especially for (names family or friends who are affected by Coronavirus) and the people of (country or place which is affected by Coronavirus).
Please give skill and wisdom to all who are caring for them.


A prayer remembering God is with us

Lord God, you are always with me.
You are with me in the day and in the night.
You are with me when I’m happy and when I’m sad.
You are with me when I’m healthy and when I am ill.
You are with me when I am peaceful and when I am worried.
Today I am feeling (name how you are feeling) because (reasons you are feeling this way).
Help me to remember that you love me and are with me in everything today.

One from Mr Rowe:

Father in heaven,

We thank you that you are always with us no matter where we are or what we are going through. Help us to feel your loving presence at this time. Please keep us and our family safe and in good health as we look forward to when we can go back to school again in the future. This Easter, helps us to remember that Jesus died for us but also help us to remember that Jesus conquered death and that he is alive – Alleluia! We ask and pray these things through the name of the risen Jesus, Amen.