Maybe during the quiet of today, you’re finding yourself drawn to prayer during this uncertain time. Sometimes we can feel so overwhelmed though that we may be at a loss for words. The following prayer can help you get started.
Litany of Solidarity and Hope During a Pandemic
For those who are sick.
For those with chronic illnesses and underlying health concerns.
For all those who are suffering.
For those who are lonely.
For those who have no one to check on them.
For families that are separated.
For those who are unemployed.
For those suffering financial hardships.
For those who face an uncertain future.
For those who are suffering from physical or emotional abuse.
For those who are disproportionally suffering because of societal structures and unjust policies.
For those who are struggling with physical or mental disabilities.
For those who are overwhelmed by anxiety and stress.
For those who are dying.
For those who have died while saving the lives of others.
For all who have lost their lives.
For those who have survived.
For those who have lost their spouses.
For children who have been orphaned.
For all those who mourn and those who comfort them.
For firefighters, police, and emergency medical workers.
For doctors, nurses, and all health care professionals.
For those who serve in the armed forces.
For public officials.
For business leaders.
For innovators and inventors who provide new solutions.
For peace in our city and in our world.
For renewed friendships among neighbors.
For solidarity and unity among all peoples.
For a greater appreciation and love of all humanity.
For patience and perseverance.
For calm in the midst of fear.
For the grace to overcome adversity.
For generosity of spirit.
For hope in times of despair.
For light in the darkness.
Gracious and Loving God,
You are our comforter and our hope.
Hear our prayers as we come before you.
Strengthen us in this time of need.
Inspire us to acts of solidarity and generosity
and give us hope of a brighter future.
– Joseph P. Shadle
The staff of the Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center is praying with you as we hold onto the hope of a brighter day when we can all be together again. Comment below and let us know what you’re praying for and what you’re looking forward to most when the pandemic is behind us.
1 reply on “Litany of Solidarity and Hope”
Thank you for such a beautiful prayer – including all who are in any way affected by this pandemic.
I am praying that a vaccine will be found to prevent COVID-19 – and that a cure will be found for this who have already contracted the virus.
I am most looking forward to being with my 5 children – and their spouses – and my 7 grandchildren (3 of whom have significant others). I am most looking forward to being able to hug my husband. Since the virus can be transmitted even when a person is asymptomatic, we have not hugged one another or even held hands – we sleep in different beds – as my husband is 79 and I am 74 and have leukemia (a compromised immune system).
But I feel blessed that we are at least together – and we can smile at one another – and talk with one another – and be together in the same condo. I also feel blessed that my family regularly gets together via Zoom.