Prayer for a Pandemic

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image via US National Park Service

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.
Amen.

Cameron Bellm, @krugthethinker on Instagram via Bob Hostetler

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Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.
Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
    not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus

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