A prayer for peace in anxiety
Prayer Theme: Fear
we come to you full of anxiety
about what may happen in the coming days and weeks.
Shower us with the peace
Jesus promised to his disciples,
and make us into steady pillars for those around us.
In this time of uncertainty and epidemic,
wake us up to the reminder that we are not alone.
Even as we are asked to keep our distance from others, help us to find ways to reach out
to those who need our support.
We pray especially for those whose incomes and livelihoods are threatened.
For the children who will miss meals
due to school closures.
For those already isolated,
lonely and scared.
Loving God, give them your peace,
and through our hands ensure they have what they need.
Sustain, strengthen and protect all caregivers.
Bless them as they offer compassionate care
and show selfless courage in the face of risk.
Remind us, each time we wash our hands,
that in our baptism you call us
to let go of our fears and live in joy, peace, and hope.
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