To God, our heavenly Father, the universal Momentum of Life, the irrepressible Ferment of Love, we pray with earnest hearts today:
For all people suffering from the Covid 19 virus, for those holed up in isolation, for medical workers locally and all round the world, for all whose work puts them at risk themselves, for people anxiously waiting for test results, for those who are panicked, for those who have lost loved ones, for those who are remorseful for unwittingly spreading it, for those whose jobs are lost and businesses have collapsed, and for those whose plans have been ruined.
We pray for all leaders around the world as they deal with the daily changing circumstances. May they all rise to the occasion with wisdom and your Spirit of compassionate strength. We pray for our Federal and State governments . . . and those who run our health care . . . and all of us in the daily decisions about how to act to protect others and ourselves.
In quiet we share our other personal concerns and ask your help to find perspective . . .
We remember and pray for the homeless, for the action needed to prevent terrible climate change, for recognition and justice for our indigenous people, for peace in trouble spots, for those struggling from droughts, fires and floods who don’t make the news any more.
Help us to hang together as church, supporting each other and continuing to support our community.
And finally help us to hear what you call us to,
given our gifts and circumstances;
and then give us the energy and courage to do it joyfully,
led by your Spirit and encouraged by each other.
In Jesus’ name. Amen