I was touched by this prayer shared in a private Facebook Group for clergy to discuss the impact of COVID-19. Let’s make sure we take care of each other during this challenging time. Physical distance can and must still include emotional and spiritual connection. As always, I am here to help any way that I can.
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Prayer for a Pandemic
May we who are merely inconvenienced
Remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
Remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home
Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close
Remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips
Remember those that have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market
Remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home
Remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our country
Let us choose love.
During this time when we cannot physically
Wrap our arms around each other
Let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.