Coming Together to Face COVID-19 with Hope and Solidarity

Meg Olson
March 13, 2020

In this time of concern and uncertainty about COVID-19, we are keeping you and every member of the NETWORK community in our hearts and our minds. The importance of human dignity and relationship is made clear in a crisis such as this. We encourage you and your loved ones to follow the instruction of health officials and your state and local leaders, and fall on the side of extra precaution for the sake of protecting your own health and that of your community. Below is a prayer for our nation and our world as we respond to coronavirus together.

Dear God,

In this time of uncertainty and fear, help us be love, mercy, and peace for ourselves and for others as we face coronavirus in the Unites States and around the world.

Help us hold close in our hearts those who have died, and their loved ones who mourn them.
Those who are sick or are trying to seek medical care.
Those who don’t have paid sick leave, benefits, or job security.
Those whose schools have closed and don’t have access to food, safe homes, or technology.
Those can’t travel to be with loved ones who are ill or dying.
Those who are facing discrimination and harassment because of their ethnicity.
Those who are struggling with loneliness during this time of social isolation.
Those who are frightened and losing hope.

Help us find joy, however small it seems.
Help us remain hopeful.
Help us remember that “All shall be well, for there is a force of love moving through the universe that holds us fast and will never let us go.”