By Mennonite Church USA staff
Mennonite World Conference has called Anabaptist and Mennonite congregations around the world to unite in prayer. We invite you to speak and share the following prayer:
We pray for comfort for those who have lost loved ones, and for those who have been quarantined and are feeling alone.
We pray for healing for those who are sick.
We pray for safety, strength and compassion for medical workers who may be overwhelmed caring for those who are battling various illnesses, and workers who are exposed to greater risks.
We pray that our public officials act with compassion and wisdom as they work to contain the virus.
We pray for those without access to health care, and for those who don’t know how they will make it if they get sick and can’t go to work.
We pray that your peace will guard our hearts and minds so that we are not overcome by anxiety and fear.
God, inspire in us ways to show your love to one another and to ourselves.
Guide our hearts and our actions to greater care, kindness and generosity in the midst of these fears and uncertainties.