∙ To stand with the patients and staff at our local hospitals
∙ To ask God to help and heal patients and to protect and strengthen staff
∙ To encourage others to pray for their local hospitals and that the
combined prayer would add to the wonderful work that is being done by so
∙ To ask God to show his
power and make himself known so that many might discover to him for
themselves for help in this life and the true hope of eternal life.
Symbolism in the graphic
As part of our commitment to caring for our community, this is an
act of love through our prayer. In calling us to prayer, God invites us
to partnership with him so that he might demonstrate his love.
The Crosses :
When we doubt God’s involvement in a world where there is pain, we
look to the cross to remind us of the horrific suffering Jesus willingly
endured to identify with us and to redeem us. Of those crucified next
to him, only one chose to turn to him in his time of desperate need and
received eternal life.
The Empty Tomb:
Speaks of the power of God who raised Jesus from the dead, and of the
certain hope that even death cannot take away from those who put their
trust in Jesus. Some have lost loved ones to Covid-19 yet we know for
the follower of Jesus, death is not the last word. Beyond the present
sadness, we have the undiminished reality of eternal life.
Praying for our Local Hospitals:
Not because these are more important that other hospitals but because
they are ours; they serve us and are our local responsibility. Our
prayer invites God into the lives and situations of those who are there
as patients and staff. We pray to the loving God because we care, with
faith that it will make a difference and in humility, acknowledging our
need and our own limitations.
The Signs Together
point Jesus who revealed the love of God. He reaches out to all and
waits for his love to be received. He invites us to call his love and
power into the circumstances of our lives and the lives of others, to
put our trust in Jesus, even though we don’t understand him fully.
In Practice we join together each Monday evening for encouragement,
worship, updates and prayer, but also individually and in other groups
throughout each week, specifically in the fight against Covid-19 with
our local hospitals particularly as focal points. We use all means
including whatsapp, facetime, Zoom and, where bubbles allow, meeting
Whether related to Covid-19 or not, we offer to pray for the needs of anyone who would appreciate it.