Prayer for a Pandemic

by Cameron Bellm

Holy God,

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 school closes
    remember those who have no options.

May we who have to cancel our trips
    remember those who 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 find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.  Amen.


Originally posted at http://krugthethinker.com/2020/03/prayer-for-a-pandemic/

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