Father, we thank You for putting love in our hearts for You. Forgive us for loving ourselves more than You at times. Change our hearts to love You more than anything and to love others as ourselves. Fill us with Your Spirit that the fruit of love might be present in our lives we pray in Jesus name...
For the sick and infected: God, heal and help. Sustain bodies and spirits. Contain the spread of infection.
For our vulnerable populations: God, protect our elderly and those suffering from chronic disease. Provide for the poor, especially the uninsured.
For the young and the strong: God, give them the necessary caution to keep them from unwittingly spreading this disease. Inspire them to help.
For our local, state, and federal governments: God, help our elected officials as they allocate the vaccines for combatting this pandemic. Help them to provide more effective distribution procedures
For the media, committed to providing up-to-date information: God, help them to communicate with appropriate seriousness without causing panic.
For consumers of media, looking to be well-informed: God, help us find the most helpful local information to equip us to be good neighbors.
For those with mental health challenges who feel isolated, anxious, and helpless: God, provide them every necessary support.
For the homeless, unable to practice the protocols of social distancing in the shelter system: protect them from disease.
For workers in a variety of industries facing layoffs and financial hardship: God, keep them from panic, and inspire your church to generously support them.
We pray for those who mourn the loss of loved ones, whether recently or some time ago. Let the knowledge of your resurrection in glory be comfort to all those who mourn
Lord Jesus as we share a moment of silence together, we bring before you those needs known only to ourselves and name them in our hearts.
For our friends working the Covid19 front lines: Alayne Snyder, Drs. Johnny and Riny Kovoor. and Erik Lindholm.
We pray for all families as they face the ups and downs of family life in the age of the coronavirus.
We pray for misinformation to be curbed that fear may take no hold in hearts and minds.
We ask for all these through Jesus the Christ, Amen.