Prayer for India 1
I will say of the Lord, “You are my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."
God of power and might we lift our brothers and sister in India to you.
We pray for your protection,
We pray for your provision,
We pray for the nations of earth to have compassion,
When people are in need, you are our refuge,
When people are scared, you are our refuge.
When people are mourning, you are our refuge
Compassionate God, draw close to those who seek your refuge today.
Prayer for India 2
Healer of all,
giver of life,
we bow our heads
lift up our hearts
and pour out
prayers as tears
for our sisters and brothers
our human family in India
enduring a Covid crisis
worse than our imagination
Oxygen, good leadership,
wood for cremations
hope of this second wave ending
all too short in supply.
How do we pray
for an inadequate system
How do we pray
for an underinvestment
How do we pray
for the end of a virus
that spreads because
of inequality and injustice?
We pray because we believe
In your love and compassion
In your mysterious ways
In your promises of comfort
In your provision as Yahweh
In your power to intervene
In your work transforming hearts
In your incarnate solidarity
that descended even to hell
And is present even in this reality.
So we do pray
For generosity and provision from the international community
For the fair and equal distribution of a vaccine
For the fundamental right of healthcare to be realised
For the doctors and nurses at breaking point to be helped
For a deeply flawed system to be disestablished
And resurrected as a new creation of your making and blessing.
So help us all, God,
Prayer for India 3
By Raj Patta.
When words fail us
let silence be our prayer
When bereavement abounds
send your profound comfort
When fears become reality
let active hope prevail
When inequality kills
let justice be our practice
When despair overwhelms
let your peace pass understanding.
Prayer for India 4
God, who in Jesus labours with people in their journeys of life,
For you invite all who labour to your presence to offer peace,
We at this time pray for all the essential workers, key workers and front-line workers
For all their services to the community in India during this Covid times.
May your grace support them at their work and we thank you for their efforts in keeping the communities to move forward.
We also remember people who have lost jobs because of Covid, and
We remember people who are struggling in life. May your grace and peace surround all those people and may you offer hope in crossing this phase of the pandemic. In Jesus, our brother we pray.
Prayer for India 5
By Raj Patta.
God the source of all breath,
We join with the people in India
crying for a breath of oxygen,
crying for a breath of life,
crying for a breath of love,
during this deadly second covid wave.
Breathe your fresh breath of life O God into all our creation,
Breathe your peace to all those who lost their dear ones,
Breathe your healing to all those infected by this virus,
Breathe your wisdom to all health workers offering their care,
Breathe your knowledge to all politicians to make responsible decisions,
Breathe your comfort to all those living in fear, anxiety and depression,
Breathe your love to all people, specially to the vulnerable and those on the margins,
Breathe your justice so that corporate capitalism of profit making is contested,
Breathe your compassion so that vaccines are made available to all people,
Breathe your solidarity so that we stand together in overcoming this pandemic
Breathe your Spirit on us so that we strive towards transforming our world today,
Breathe your grace on us to care, to share and to love one another beyond doubt,
Breathe on us your fresh breath of life O God…
We ask this in the name of Jesus, who shares our breath.
Prayer for India 6
By Jaiho Patta.
As risen Jesus, you O God appeared to the frightened disciples and offered the peace of God, granting them hope, courage and confidence in facing the life situations.
We draw to your presence our gracious God, and pray for the situation in India at the moment.
We specially pray for people who are reeling in fear, anxiety and distress because of COVID. You are our Good Shepherd, and grant your comfort and peace to all people in India.
May your healing be on this world, and help us to know that you are a God, who is constantly walking with us.
We specially pray for our grandfathers and grandmothers and for all their generation, who have been vulnerable, grant them your peace and healing.
We remember people whose mental health is affected, who are in trauma, who are in a panicking situation with what is happening around,
help us to recognise you in our boat to still the storm and
let your peace, love and grace prevail in all our lives.
We ask this prayer in Jesus, our friend’s name. Amen.