A prayer for the times by Alfi

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Let us pray.
 
O Holy, Most Gracious God, You are the Great Healer. Be with those who are effected by COVID-19. Be with them as they seek to find healing for their sickness. Open their ears and hearts to listen to medical professionals as they seek to control the virus as much as possible. Lord in Your mercy, receive our prayer.
 
O Holy, Most Gracious God, You are the Great Physician. Be with medical professionals that seek to treat people. Use them for the good of your creation and give them strength and peace in these troubling times. Lord in Your mercy, receive our prayer.
 
O Holy, Most Gracious God, You are the Great Innovator. Be with those who seek to find a vaccine for this virus and push science forward for the world that You so love. Lord in Your mercy, receive our prayer.
 
O Holy, Most Gracious God, You are the Great Comforter. Be with all who lose someone due to this virus. Encircle them in your everlasting presence. Lord in Your mercy, receive our prayer.
 
O Holy, Most Gracious God, You are the Giver of Life. Be with those who are isolating themselves for the sake of their neighbor. Allow them to feel your community while they are alone. Lord in Your mercy, receive our prayer.
 
O Holy, Most Gracious God, You are the One who draws children near. Be with the children in unsafe situations due to the isolation measures that have been taken.  Protect them. Love them. Provide Your presence. Lord in Your mercy, receive our prayer.
 
O Holy, Most Gracious God, You are our Ever-loving Creator. Be with transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, agender, and queer identifying people who are in unsafe situations due to isolation measures. Remind them that they are beloved by you and that you see them for who they are, their names and pronouns included. Lord in Your mercy, receive our prayer.
 
O Holy, Most Gracious God, You are the Great Leader. Be with the leaders of our world as they seek to navigate the unknown and the fears that go along with it. Lord in Your mercy, receive our prayer.
 
O Holy, Most Gracious God, You are the Great Controller. Be with us as we attempt to release the need for control to You when we struggle with our own fears and the unknown. Lord in Your mercy, receive our prayer.
 
Into Your hands, O Holy, Most Gracious God, we place all our concerns in this turbulent time knowing that You see us, love us, seek us, and will always be present through Your Son, Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit we commend these prayers to You.
 
Amen. 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Alfi (they/them/theirs) is currently a final year seminary student at Wartburg Theological Seminary and has been approved for ordination. They currently await a call to serve the church and they are a member of Proclaim.