God of infinite mercy, hear our prayer!
In this time of bewilderment and fear, we ask you to give us the courage
to take care of one another as Jesus did. For those who are ill, especially
those who are frightened and alone, for those who cannot access
healthcare, for those who are homeless and lost, hear our prayer!
In the midst of our sadness and grief, we ask you to give us words to
comfort one another. For those who are dying, and for those who have
already died from this virus, for those who tend them and for those with
no one to tend them, hear our prayer!
In the midst of our own anxiety we ask you to give us the courage to
support one another as you would. For those who are unexpectedly
unemployed, for employers who share what they can, for our government
and financial institutions and those who lead them, hear our prayer!
In the midst of our struggle to ensure a healthy future for all who live on
this planet, we ask you to give us the hope that surpasses our current
understanding. For healthcare workers, spiritual leaders and our faith
communities, for artists and poets, for prophets and teachers, hear our
In the midst of our growing awareness that all life on Earth is connected,
we ask for the heart to respect and cherish all life. That all peoples
recognize that we are all your children, hear our prayer!
We trust in you and your power working in us. Please hear and answer our prayers.Amen!