May we pray that brothers and sisters in Christ—and church leaders especially—would give grace to one another even in the midst of our differences as we face these challenging times.
May we pray that our churches would become sanctuaries for the fearful, the lonely, the otherwise unaccepted, the spiritually undecided and curious, the hurting, and everyone needing the hope of the good news of Jesus.
May we pray that our pastors would find the encouragement, patience, friendship, and wisdom they require while providing care to their congregations and communities.
May we pray that our neighbours would turn to Christ as the one source of peace and hope in this tumultuous season.
May we pray that the people of God would be free to follow their consciences and obey the dictates of their faith while also respecting governing authorities.
May we pray that our governing authorities and political leaders would have the discernment and willingness to balance the various concerns of their constituents while making decisions surrounding COVID.
May we pray that our gracious Lord and God would see fit to hasten the end of the pandemic, the restrictions we have to follow, bring healing to people and relationships that have suffered as a result, and do so in a way that brings glory to his holy and wonderful name.
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
Amen and amen.