A Prayer for those whose lives have been affected by the Covid-19 Coronavirus
We come from Love, we Return to Love, and Love is all around
O God of compassion, giver of life and health, we pray for your healing mercies upon all who are in any way affected by the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Comfort and sustain those who have been stricken; relieve their pain, and restore to them your gifts of gladness and strength.
We remember the families and loved ones of those who have died in isolation and quarantine without being allowed to see their parent, child, sibling, partner, loved one or friend; give them your grace and your mercy, dear Lord, that one day they might feel some sense of closure, and the knowledge that their loved one is now returned to the household of God’s eternal Love.
Grant to all in authority the courage to make wise decisions that are essential for the common good, and strengthen them to lead institutions that care for those whom they serve. We pray that they communicate clearly, truthfully, and calmly — with each other and with the public. And guide us to be those people who follow best practices as long as necessary.
Watch over all first responders, those in the medical professions, those who maintain and administer our hospitals and care centers, those who develop better testing, effective and safe vaccines, and up to date protocols to follow; and those who produce, package, transport, administer and receive the vaccines. We also lift up before you those who have adverse reactions to the vaccine, and those who, though no longer infected still have ongoing symptoms known as PASC = Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2. We pray especially for those on the frontline of Covid care and development: Lorrie, Carolyn, Antoinette, Theresa, Sandra, Caroline, Nadia, Ellie, Leah …, guard them from all danger, and keep them safe in the knowledge that it is through their sacrifice and service that the health of the whole community is promoted. Mercifully accept these our prayers, O God of all comfort, and our only help in time of need. Amen.