O Lord, Almighty God and Father, we earnestly pray that You would continue to bless us with the grace to endure this on-going pandemic, which has impacted our lives in so many profound and challenging ways.
We trust in Your wisdom and the graciousness of Your holy Providence, but we are also saddened by the suffering of those who are sick and the devastating loss of life in nations throughout the world. We most earnestly pray, Lord, that this virus would be stopped, and that the pandemic would end.
We pray also for the recovery of the world’s economy, for those who are struggling financially and for businesses and workers that are being significantly tested by the demands of social distancing. Heavenly Father, grant them relief.
For children who are unable to attend to school, for parents who are short on resources, for the elderly and vulnerable who are fearful of leaving their homes, God of all comfort, we implore Your merciful help.
For first-responders, doctors and nurses, and all health care workers, for police and military, and all those whose professions put them in danger during this present crisis, O God, we ask that Your holy angels watch over and protect them.
For our president, governor and community leaders who are making hard and often unpopular decisions for the well-being of our citizens, we ask that You bless them with strength, fortitude, wisdom and guidance.
O God, we send up our hope to You that much good would emerge from this immense trial enveloping the whole world. May nations learn to live together in peace, may diverse cultures pursue increased harmony, may people everywhere learn anew humility and love for others, and may faith in Jesus and in Your saving promises increase abundantly and in all places.
In the most holy name of Jesus our Lord. Amen.