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Message of the Day from Rev. Tim | Online Sunday worship service

Message of the Day from Rev. Tim

A PRAYER IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC – September 15, 2020

This is the prayer which I shared with the Governing Board last night. I thought you might find it interesting. Grace and peace…

From Church World Service’s website for the CROP Hunger Walk – Ending Hunger One Step at a Time:

A PRAYER IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC

Loving God, throughout the Scriptures you call us to “Fear not!”,
but these are troubling times for the hardiest of souls.

Give us courage to face the challenges of this new threat to your human family.
Give us prudence, to do the necessary things to protect ourselves and others.
Give us the clarity of vision to learn from this disease the lesson we are too prone to forget,
that we are all connected, regardless of race or nationality or political persuasion.

We pray for those who are struggling with this disease, that their health may be restored.
We pray for medical personnel and first responders caring for those in need,
that they remain healthy and unflagging in their life-saving work.
And we pray for all those economically impacted, that they may find the resources
to maintain themselves and their families.

We ask all this, trusting in your abiding love, a love that even death cannot defeat.
Amen.

The Rev’d Deacon Tom Hampson, The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Lodi, California

 

For information about CROP Hunger Walk, see

https://www.crophungerwalk.org/muskegonmi/FirstCongregationalChurch?tab=MyPage