From Rev. Barbara Kershner Daniel
I’ve been thinking about what we may learn during this time of disruption in the ways we usually do things. Maybe we will come out of this with renewed ways of caring for one another, a greater sense of community. Maybe we will have shed some ways of doing things that have gotten in the way of life. Maybe, as the author of this poem asks, this is a sacred time.
A Prayer (Barbara Kershner Daniel)
God, we know that you are with us at all times and places. Be with those who are suffering from this disease. Be with the family and friends of those who are sick or who have died. As they worry and grieve, give them peace. Be with all the health care professionals, those working in long-term care facilities, our first responders. May they know your protection and peace. Be with our children and youth as they and their teachers who are accompanying the min new ways of learning. Be with their parents who are juggling work with their children at home.
Be with all of us as we seek to be good neighbors to one another, paying attention to what each one of us can do to stop the spread, and to care for one another.
Give us strength and courage during the uncertainty of these days.
“But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”