Prayer Through the Ages
Grant, O God, that we may be united to you and to our
neighbour with an undivided love; serve you and your children
with an undivided heart and reverence you and your creation
with an undivided will; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
John Scotus Erigena (c.810-877)
Prayer of the Day
Dear God, Thank you for your reminders that you are surely with us. Thank you that you watch over our coming and going, and that you neither slumber or sleep. Thank you for your constant care, that you are our help and strength in the daily battles that we face. Confident that you are listening we pray:
O God our Healer, show your compassion for the whole human family that is in turmoil and burdened with illness and with fear.
We celebrate Charlie Cassidy's successful surgery and that he is now back home and doing well.
Come to our aid as the coronavirus spreads globally, heal those who are sick, support and protect their families and friends from being infected.
We pray for a former member who's friend lives in Germany and has been in the hospital for a month due to problems with a liver transplant that she had a year ago, now is fighting Covid as well.
Grant us your spirit of love and self-discipline so that we may come together, working to control and eliminate the coronavirus.
Make us vigilant, attentive, and proactive in the eradication of all diseases, malaria, dengue, HIV & AIDS, and others that create suffering and often result in death for many people.
Heal our self-centeredness and indifference that makes us worry only when the virus threatens us, open ways beyond timidity and fear that too easily ignore our neighbor.
Strengthen and encourage those in public health services and in the medical profession: care-givers, nurses, attendants, doctors, all who commit themselves to caring for the sick and their families.
For our friends working the Covid19 front lines: Alayne Snyder, Drs. Johnny and Riny Kovoor. and Erik Lindholm. Direct their hands and all their colleagues worldwide, protect them from illness and sustain their energy.
Sustain all workers and business owners who suffer loss of livelihood due to shut-downs, quarantines, closed borders, and other restrictions… protect and guard all those who must travel.
We have in our thoughts and prayers friends who have moved afar but are still close in our hearts: Marilyn Van Tine, Pauline and Marty Bluver and their entire family, Barbara and Charlie Cassidy and Erna Burton.
Guide the leaders of the nations that they speak the truth, halt the spread of misinformation and act with justice so that all your family may know healing.
Heal our world, heal our bodies, strengthen our hearts and our minds, and in the midst of turmoil, give us hope and peace.
Hold in your gentle embrace all who have died and who will die this day. Especially for Pat Washburn's friend Marilyn Maxwell who passed away after a fight with cancer. Comfort their loved ones in their despair.
O heavenly Father, thank you that you are our protector and defender against the schemes of the enemy and the evil that tries to overtake us. We believe that no weapon formed against us will prosper in this life, because you are always greater, and our lives are hidden with Christ. We are safe with You. We choose today to keep our eyes off our problems, and fixed solely on you. We choose to look up, for you alone are our Hope. In Jesus' Name, Amen.