Social Witness.

Pray for all who continue to provide Health & Social Care in all settings during these ever-challenging days and increased outbreaks. Pray for all CSW managers as they prepare for the increased pressures that the winter months bring to the care of older and vulnerable residents. Give thanks that more normal routines are returning to homes and units and that families and visitors are respecting current restrictions.

There is a shortage of staff right across the care sector at present, which is affecting both the public and private sector. Pray that staffing levels rise and recruitment drives are successful.

Elected Representatives.

Give thanks for those elected representatives who serve our communities at local councils, the Oireachtas, UK Parliament, NI Assembly and the European Parliament. Pray for safety and protection for them, and their constituency and case-workers, as they go about their business.