Loving God,
strengthen our innermost being
with your love that bears all things
even the weight of this global pandemic
even the endurance of watching for symptoms
of patiently waiting for this to pass
watching while we pray,
keeping our gaze fixed on you,
and looking out for our neighbours
near and far.

Instil in our shaken souls
the belief and hope that all things
are possible with your creative love
for strangers to become friends
for science to source solutions
for resources to be generously shared
so everyone, everywhere, may have what they need.
May your perfect love that knows no borders
cast out any fear and selfishness that divides.

May your love that never ends
be our comfort, strength and guide
for the wellbeing of all and
the glory of God.
Amen.