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Prayer during a Pandemic


Prayer during a Pandemic

Loving God, Holy One,

Your desire is for our wholeness and well-being.

We hold in tenderness and prayer

the collective suffering of our world at this time.

We grieve precious lives lost and vulnerable lives threatened.

We ache for ourselves and our neighbors,

standing before an uncertain future.

We pray: may love, not fear, go viral.

Inspire our leaders to discern and choose wisely,

aligned with the common good.

Help us to practice social distancing

and reveal to us new and creative ways

to come together in spirit and in solidarity.

Call us to profound trust

in your faithful presence,

You, the God who does not abandon,

You, the Holy One,

breathing within us,

breathing among us,

breathing around us

in our beautiful yet wounded world.

- Sister Chris Koellhoffer, IHM