A Liturgical Prayer for COVID-19

Sometimes, it’s good to pray the prayers of others. It’s good to delve deep into the history of the faith to find those prayers written down for our benefit for when we have no words of our own.

One that particularly struck me is adapted from a liturgical book called Every Moment Holy. It goes like this:

“Heavenly Father,
We are yours, O Lord.
Lead us by your mercies through these hours.
Teach us to faithfully shepherd the day,
Tending with patience and kindness to the needs
and hearts of the people within our reach.

Center anew our restless hearts
And remind us that in all things your grace
Meet us in the eclipsed shadow of our doubt
And lead us into your light once again
That we might find rest in the renewed certainty
That we need not be somehow perfect
To be loved by you.

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