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
In the midst of social distancing
reveal to us new and creative
ways to come together in spirit
and in solidarity.
Let us stand with humility along side
Those who serve the sick and dying every day
At the risk of their own lives.
Call us to profound trust in Your
You, the God who does not abandon,
You, the Holy One,
breathing within us,
breathing among us,
breathing around us
in our beautiful yet
Sisters of IHM, Scranton, PA, Kathryn Clauss, IHM, Ph.D