Shalom Prayer: Overcoming Covid-19 Pandemic
Loving God, your desire is for our wellbeing and human security.
We hold in tenderness and prayer the collective suffering
of our world at this time.
We grieve precious lives lost and vulnerable lives threatened.
We ache for our neighbours and ourselves, facing an uncertain future.
We pray … may wisdom and compassion, not fear, fan forth.
Gracious God, enlighten us, our leaders and medical professionals
to discern and act wisely for the common good.
Thank you God for the charity of so many who risk their lives in the
service of the sick and the provision of essential services for all.
May we be faithful to the behavioral and medical advice provided.
Inspire us to be generous in our proactive care and solidarity.
Call us to profound realization and trust in your faithful presence and guidance.
You, the God of mercy and peace who does not abandon.
(Fr. Patrick Devine,SMA, PhD, Shalom–SCCRR, International Chairman)
(Shalom Center for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation – SCCRR)