The following is a message from Bishop Murray encouraging us all to be part of a Diocesan Day of Prayer for the coronavirus.
From 3pm Good Friday until sunset on Holy Saturday (Easter Eve) Anglicans in Grafton Diocese are called to prayer for our current COVD-19 Pandemic
Pray at home using your own prayers or follow the schedule of prayer on the Diocesan home link page at https://www.graftondiocese.org.au/ministry/ministry-resources/diocesan-day-of-prayer/
At 3pm Good Friday we traditionally recall the death of Jesus on the Cross at Golgotha. In the hours that follow we recall the sense of disillusionment and confusion the disciples might have experienced. Once the sun sets on Holy Saturday, the sense of hope begins to gently flow in. This provides a suitable backdrop for our prayers for the world and the church at the current time.
Below is a further letter from Archdeacon Tiffany inviting those who wish to join in even more so with the Day of Prayer. Should you wish to do so, please contact through the details below. Thanks.
Diocesan Day of Prayer
Thank you for considering being part of the Diocesan Day of Prayer for COVID-19.
The journey from Good Friday through to dusk Holy Saturday is a significant part of the Christian experience. We move through the passion and death of Jesus, and experience the unknowing, waiting and fear of the disciples, the empty tomb. We recall Mary’s heart jerking moment when she realises that Jesus has risen and runs to tell of the news. We have all done a tough Lent, we have all had to give up so much in order to look after each other, our communities, country and world. Giving up chocolate, coffee or social media feels insignificant given the changes to our lives over the last weeks. While we might feel alone, we are never truly alone. We trust that God is with us and we are together in solidarity even though we are apart. The Day of Prayer seeks to enhance our connection with each other as the Body of Christ and with our God. In these uncertain times, we express our trust in God through prayer.
Time slots are available for individuals, families, clergy, schools and parishes. Feel free to do something creative, think out of the box. You might like to provide a link to a livestream or produced material, podcast, prayers, poetic prayer, scripture reading, contemplative prayer. Or simply pray at home in the silence of your heart. If you are going to produce content, please provide the link to Archdeacon Tiffany by Wednesday evening firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact Maree at email@example.com to reserve or be allocated a prayer hour.