Prayers for those who are on the front lines of the Pandemic

The Country continues within the grips of the Coronavirus Pandemic. States who reopened too soon are seeing a substantial increase in cases and a extraordinary demand for testing.  The health care systems and ICUs are strained and the health care workers are doing heroic efforts to keep up.  New Jersey went through the stress and fear of the high rate of cases a couple of months ago and experienced the stress on the system and on our daily lives. Let us pray for those health care workers in other states who are working long hours to care for the sick and save the lives of many people.

God of compassion,
who in Jesus Christ healed the sick,
Bless all who continue your work of healing.
Enhance their skills, and deepen their understanding,
that through their ministry
those who suffer may be restored to fullness of health.
Strengthen those who work among the sick:
give them courage and confidence in everything they do.
Encourage them when their efforts seem futile
or when death prevails.

We give thanks for those who are caring for those are ill.
Grant them strength, rest, compassion and wisdom.

In Jesus name we pray. Amen.