A Prayer for What Is Required of Us These Days
O Lord, as more and more businesses are opening up
and more and more people
to get back to normal
and have a life again,
with the good sense
not to abandon
the basic practices
that have helped us make it this far,
to continue to do
the right and responsible thing
to keep ourselves and others safe
even though others think it foolish,
what we need to do
to remain alive
and be able to have a life again.
And we pray, O Lord, that in the midst of
and the chaos of
guidelines not always guiding
and leaders not always leading,
you would grant us
the insight and strength
to establish and follow our own guidelines
and be leaders
who lead one another through
we are in.
And fear, O Lord, let not fear dictate
with your love,
that fear itself fears,
are directed by faithfulness to your way.
And we continue to pray, O Lord, for all those everywhere
who have contracted the coronavirus,
and those who care for them,
and those who have lost someone
to the virus.
And for those who have lost their jobs,
those struggling financially,
those having trouble putting food on the table,
those who despair,
those who have given up.
Let us never weary of doing whatever we can
and move those elected to serve
to actually serve
and work together
to develop a clear plan that will
guide us out of the morass.
O Lord, we are often told that we are in a battle
and if that is so, then
the weapons we need to prevail.
with such things, O Lord,
hope would accompany us,
and joy would adorn our lives,
and peace would attend our way.