by the Rev. Dr. Kate Sonderegger.
This hour we turn to you, O Lord, in full knowledge of our frailty, our vulnerability, and our great need as your mortal creatures.
We cry to you, as one human family, unsure of the path ahead, unequal to the unseen forces around us, frightened by the sickness and death that seem all too real to us now.
Stir up your strength and visit us, O Lord; be our shield and rock and hiding place!
Guide our leaders, our scientists, our nurses and doctors. Give them wisdom and fill their hearts with courage and determination.
Make even this hour, O Lord, a season of blessing for us, that in fear we find you mighty to save, and in illness or death, we find the cross to be none other than the way of life.
All this we ask in the name of the One who bore all our infirmities, Jesus Christ our Risen and Victorious Lord.