This week for our Richmond Hill Zoom staff meeting, we prayed this prayer and then added our own offering to it. As we navigate these uncharted waters of living through COVID-19, let us remember others. My offering went like this: may we who have peace, remember those who are anxious. Please add your lines of: may we who ____, remember those who ______ and then share it so your friends and family can join in! Love, peace, and grace be yours!!!
Prayer for a Pandemic
By Cameron Bellm
May we who are merely inconvenienced
Remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
Remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home
Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close
Remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips
Remember those that have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market
Remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home
Remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our country,
let us choose love.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other,
Let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.