I don’t know the source of this prayer and yet I share it here in case you’ve not yet heard or read it.
The source of the image above is the Irish Catholic Conference of Bishops. You’ll find additional prayer resources from them here.
Our principal read it to our school community on Friday – our last day physically together for a while. And he just emailed it out to us as well.
Prayer During a Pandemic:
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 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.
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.