Tena koutou katoa. Nga mihi nui atawhai.
Prayer Intention: In Response to COVID-19 – From Mercy International Association (MIA)
We pray for our world – for all of us, each one now in some way impacted by COVID-19: but especially for those persons who are ill, those who have lost loved ones and those whose personal and work lives have been severely disrupted by the reach of this virus.
We give thanks for the tender care of the sick by doctors, nurses and health care workers, for the generous and willing service of volunteers and for the imagination and dedication of researchers seeking a cure.
We are grateful for those who share wise advice with us; those whose work creates healthy environments for us; those who put our needs before theirs, our safety before theirs, our well-being before theirs.
May we each be supportive of one another, considerate of one another and generous to one another in this difficult and uncertain time.
With trust and confidence in our loving God
we pray for one another that we may . . .
practice precaution without being paralysed,
exercise social responsibility and think of the weakest and most vulnerable,
find creative ways of connecting, showing care, and sharing compassion.