For more information around the directions for congregations, amongst the easing of restrictions – download the recent communications from the Victorian Tasmanian Synod (State wide entity).
Prayer in the time of Coronavirus
God of love, God of grace, God of surprises,
We are grateful for the moments of love and community we share.
We know you are with us. We know the promise we have in you.
Yet we live with our hurt in the present and uncertainty in the time ahead,
and wonder what the future holds for us and our communities.
We pour out our hearts and souls to you
… and pray:
for your world, your peoples and all who inhabit the face of the earth;
for those who are grieving for loss of loved ones,
for those who fear for their safety,
for those who feel most isolated and alone;
for those who give of themselves to support others:
health care workers, cleaners, teachers, truck drivers and delivery personnel,
pharmacists, grocery sales assistants, phone counsellors,
personal care assistants, those who prepare meals for emergency food relief
… bring your comfort, hope, strength, and healing love.
We pray for our communities of faith,
that we may be beacons of hopefulness, of promise, of peace with each other,
and of inclusive love for neighbour.
We pray in the hope we know in Jesus,
in whom we see and know the fullness of the grace and love of God.
Denise Liersch, Moderator, Synod of VicTas 14 May 2020