#100000 Let us pray…

We have reached the unfathomable number of more than 100,000 people who have died from COVID-19 in the United States.

Words cannot describe the grief, sorrow and pain of people, people we know and love. Our hearts ache and our eyes tear up as we reflect on that number.

Let us pray,

God of our life, whose presence sustains us in every circumstance, in light of over 100,000 deaths, we seek the grounding power of your live and compassion. We open our hearts in anger, sorrow, and hope; for those who lives have been forever changed. May they find solace, sustenance, and strength in the days to come.

We are grieving. We ask for courage, for strength and presence to provide comfort for those who are lost, deep in their grief.

Open our eyes, hearts and our hands to the movement of your Spirit, who flows in us like the river whose streams make glad the city of God and the hearts of all who dwell in it and in you.

Adapted from prayers from  Recovering From Un-Natural Disasters by Laurie Kraus, David Holyan, and Bruce Wismer.