Since the start of the horrible pandemic many have
written eloquent words of support to our global family.
We do not wish to challenge their words and prayers -
but only to endorse them.
While our jurisdiction shall remain closed until such
time that we all are convinced that it is once again
safe to gather, we wish to simple offer to you our
self-evident recommendations to survive these difficult
Wear a Mask.
Practice Social Distancing.
Wash Hands Often.
Remain out of Public as much as you can.
If you can do your business online, do
Remain engaged in prayer.
While we cannot yet see the "light at the
end of this tunnel, let us pray for the day when doctors
and scientists can find the correct vaccine and
treatment to free us from this virus.
Lord Jesus Christ, you traveled through towns and
villages "curing every disease and illness." At your
command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now,
in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus,
that we may experience your healing love.
Heal those who are sick with virus. May they regain
their strength and health through quality medical care.
Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from
working together and neighbors from helping one another.
Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim
invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.
Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this
time of uncertainty and sorrow.
Be with those who have died from the virus. May they be
at rest with you in your eternal peace.
Be with the families of those who are sick or have died.
As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and
despair. May they know your peace.
Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical
professionals who seek to heal and help those affected
and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they
know your protection and peace.
Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the
foresight to act with charity and true concern for the
well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give
them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that
will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May
they know your peace, as they work together to achieve
it on earth.
Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people
suffering from this illness or only a few, Jesus Christ,
stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and
prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace.
Jesus Christ, heal us.
- Kerry Weber