Spirit of Hope, can you hear us calling?
This is our pandemic prayer.
You see the virus, and chart its path.
You are with the sick and with those who die,
you are with the caregivers taking such great precautions;
you know our fears of the unseen.
We need your help to keep the virus at bay!
Help us stay vigilant, as we wash our hands
for the thousandth time, as we again mask up
and make choices not to mingle.
Guide our leaders to make good decisions
for public health and the common good.
Protect our children, and help them grow and learn,
even in these unusual circumstances.
Be with our seniors, and help us reach out,
with actions and loving words that show we care.
Our communities can grow and flourish, even in times like these.
We trust that we can emerge from this pandemic
with a strong commitment to care for the vulnerable,
and a desire for justice for the disadvantaged.
Give us a sense of humour in hard times,
and hope for the days ahead.
Most of all, God, we ask for a vaccine.
A vaccine soon, a vaccine for everyone, a vaccine that works.
Hear our prayer, and let it be so!