National Day of Prayer

20th March 2020

Sunday 22nd March 2020 – Light a Candle

National Day of Prayer.

Candles will shine bright across the country on Sunday as a sign of hope as we face the uncertainty of COVID-19 together.

Church leaders have urged people across Britain and Ireland to take part in a National Day of Prayer and Action for hope and healing this Mothering Sunday.

People are asked to light a candle in their window at 7 p.m. on Sunday “as a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ”.

The call has been issued by the presidents of the ecumenical grouping Churches Together in England, the Archbishop of Canterbury, The RC Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, the Moderator of the Free Churches, the CTE president for the Orthodox Churches, and the CTE Pentecostal president.

It is also supported by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, Cytûn, the Church of Scotland, and the Evangelical Alliance.

In a joint statement it says:

“Alongside your prayers, take the opportunity to telephone or email someone who is isolated, buy some additional food for your local foodbank or offer to deliver shopping for an elderly neighbour.”

And it reminds people to stay safe and observe the guidelines on hygiene and social distancing.