Praying on a day of reflection
Christ yesterday and today, the beginning and the end, Alpha and Omega, all time belongs to him, and all ages. From the Easter Vigil, Common Worship
God of all that has been, that is, that is to come
as we reflect on the year that has past,
those we have lost,
those we have missed,
the contact not made,
the hopes dashed,
new things discovered,
new opportunities seized,
new love embraced,
we thank you that you have been with us
and brought us to this day.
Stay with us
as we step into your future
with faith and hope and love
and in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Ideas for churches can be found at https://churchsupporthub.org/national-day-of-reflection-2021/ and some for schools https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/get-involved/day-of-reflection/toolkit .
Resources and more information on the National Day of Reflection, taking place on the first anniversary of the UK lockdown, are available on the Church of England website.