A COVID Prayer

Paul Lassanske sent me this prayer. It is the prayer I prayed as the Pastoral Prayer in Sunday morning worship yesterday (3.14.21). Through the rest of this pandemic, I hope it finds its way into your daily time with God. Thanks, Paul!

COVID-19 Prayer of Solidarity

For all who have contracted the corona virus, we pray for care and healing.
For those who are particularly vulnerable, we pray for safety and protection.
For all who experience fear or anxiety, we pray for peace of mind and spirit.
For affected families who are facing difficult decisions between food on the table or public safety, we pray for policies that recognize their plight.
For those who do not have adequate health insurance, we pray that no family will face financial  burdens alone.
For those who are afraid to access care due to immigration status, we pray for recognition of the God-given dignity of all.
For our brothers and sisters around the world, we pray for shared solidarity.
For public officials and decisionmakers, we pray for wisdom and guidance.
O God, during this time may your Church be a sign of hope, comfort, and love to all.
Grant peace. Grant comfort. Grant healing. Be with us Lord. Amen.

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