Blessed is the man, and nation, who fears the Lord,
Who walks in His ways, and remembers His statutes
Even and especially in uncertain times.
It shall be well with them.
For uncertain times are only uncertain to us.
You, O God know and see all,
By Your power, all things were created and are sustained.
You are the Alpha and the Omega, beginning and end.
In You we trust, that is our motto.
Therefore, to You we pray.
We pray earnestly, with thanksgiving,
Asking You to protect our families and our nation.
Indeed, we pray for all peoples being affected
By the rapid spread of COVID-19.
Be merciful, O God, give us wisdom
And give us Your favor.
We pray for those in the health community
Who have to face this virus head-on
At great risk to them and their families;
Guide them and protect them.
Give us tender hearts to attend
To the needs of our neighbors;
Help us to love as You have called us to do.
Blot out our selfish ways and let compassion spread.
We pray for the most vulnerable among us,
For the elderly who are most at risk during this threat.
“A gray head is a crown of glory,” the proverb says.
Help us to treasure them in a special way.
Father God, above all, this virus reminds us that
We are not gods; we did not create ourselves,
We stand in Your mercy, in shame
For the many times we act as if we are in control.
Forgive us, and teach us, we pray.
Open our hearts that we may receive
Your mercy and grace
For the days ahead.
In Jesus name,