A Prayer for All People during this Global Pandemic
Gracious and merciful God, your steadfast love endures for ever: Through that love, keep our hearts and minds ever mindful of your enduring presence with us as we endure the difficult realities of a global pandemic. In our worry, give us the peace that only you can give; in our isolation, bind us together through the Holy Spirit and remind us of the creative ways we can remain present to one another; in our sickness, Lord, comfort us; in our caregiving, strengthen us; in our loneliness, help us to reach out to those whose presence nourishes us. Through every day of this tribulation, give us a spirit of faithful defiance that says, “We are followers of the Lord and we will never be forsaken!” With that same defiant spirit, empower us to embrace one another in every way possible. In the name of Jesus Christ, your Son, we pray; who with you and the Holy Spirit forever reigns over all things in heaven and on earth. Amen.