This prayer was shared at the very beginning of our awareness of the enormity of the pandemic. We share it again, as we come to the end of six months of confinement.
Jesus, Word Incarnate,
you came to us as one of us
vulnerable to our shared human condition.
Your people is suffering again
across borders and oceans.
We are frail and filled with fear.
We remember that once
in similar times,
you gave us the grace
of our charism,
to make the love of God a
real and tangible presence in the world.
Help us to be that presence today.
Help us to love as you would love,
to care as you would care.
Make us wise and prudent,
compassionate and courageous.
Let our hearts touch
where our hands can’t.
Let our eyes speak
when our words fail.
Help us to pray!
Let our prayers lift up those who care for others.
Let our prayers calm those who fear.
Let our prayers comfort the sick, and those who love them.
Give us all that we need
in this troubled time.
Draw us ever closer to you
and to one another.
We trust in you. Amen.
Obtained from https://www.ccvichapel.org/post/prayer-for-a-vulnerable-people-una-oración-por-tu-pueblo-vulnerable
On the header, photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash.