31 Mar 2020

Pray and care for each other in testing times

The Southern Cross  |  April 2020

Pray and care for each other in testing times

In the wake of churches closing due to the coronavirus pandemic, members of different Christian communities in Adelaide are being encouraged to pray together at the same time each Friday morning.

The ‘pause for prayer’ initiative has been introduced by the Catholic and Anglican churches as a way for the faithful to show their support for each other and the wider community at this time of uncertainty.

Administrator Delegate Fr Philip Marshall said members of Catholic communities were invited to stop and pray at 8am each Friday.

“This pause can be for just a few minutes to pray for an end to the pandemic; for healing for people suffering from the illness; for those researching a vaccine; for political and community leaders as they try to provide wise leadership; and for health workers as they are at the front line,” he said.

We also invite where possible, and within community regulations, to ring church bells at 8am on Fridays as an audible sign of the Christian community in prayer for the wider community.”

At this stage it is proposed the Friday morning prayer will continue until at least Pentecost.

Click here to read more and for tips for family worship at home and how you can help in caring for others.


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