Church of England Diocese of Bath & Wells Ash

Pandemic Prayer

17 Mar 2020, midnight

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 paying 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 settle in for self-isolation 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 neighbours. Amen.

Adapted from ‘Prayer for a Pandemic’ by Cameron Bellm