A simple prayer in difficult times …
For all who have contracted coronavirus,
Let us pray for their care and healing.
For those who are particularly vulnerable,
Let us pray for their safety and protection.
For all who experience fear or anxiety,
Let us pray for their peace of mind and they overcome fears.
For affected families who are facing difficult decisions between food on the table or public safety,
Let us pray for policies and of solidarity that recognize their plight.
For those who do not have adequate health insurance,
Let us pray that no family will face financial burdens alone and without our help.
For those who are afraid to access care due to immigration status,
Let us pray for recognition and the respect of the God-given dignity of all.
For our brothers and sisters around the world,
Let us pray for shared solidarity and mutual support.
For public officials and decisionmakers,
Let us pray for their wisdom and good guidance.
Father, during this time may your Church be a sign of hope, comfort and love to all.
Give us peace.
Give us comfort.
Give us healing.
Be with us and let us feel your closeness, Lord.