Dear Partners in the Gospel,
Below is a prayer for you to share with your congregation, family, friends and neighbors from the Southern Ohio Synod Bishop's Office, as well as a PDF of the prayer petitions from Lutheran World Federation. Today and every day is a time for prayer and reflection on the hope and peace we have through the Gospel.
You are the giver of all life, and you know what we need even before we ask. During this time of uncertainty, fear, and precaution, let your Spirit of wholeness and health fall fresh upon your people. Sustain all health care providers and first responders as they care for those who are ill. Give wisdom and insight to researchers who seek medical solutions for this virus. Provide for those families, businesses, and institutions who are financially impacted during this time of caution. Give comfort to those who are quarantined or isolated. Give courage to college and school administrators, educators, students, and families as they adapt to this new reality. And call anew your church to love both you and our neighbors in new and faithful ways in the coming weeks. We trust and know that you hear our prayer, and will provide, because of your self-giving love in Jesus.
It is in his name that we pray.