Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
We pray today for all those suffering from COVID-19, and especially today for our leaders as they guide our response to this disease:
God of all,
in whom we live and move and have our being,
breathe upon our leaders your Holy Spirit:
the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and of might,
the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord,
that through your guidance,
they may direct our steps
in the ways of safety, and wisdom, and hope,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Lord bless us and keep us, the Lord make his face to shine upon us and be gracious to us, the Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon us and give us peace. Amen.