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. 

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