Easter Season – Saturday, May 23
May 22, 2020
PRAYER TO OUR LORD FOR THE GRACE OF HEALING AND PROTECTION
Lord Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages curing every disease and illness. At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.
Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their health and strength.
Heal us from our fear, which prevents neighbors from helping one another.
Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.
Good Lord, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.
May those who have died from the virus rest in peace and rise in glory.
Be with the families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair.
Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace.
Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with prudence and charity for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve.
Stay with us, Lord, and grant us your peace.
(From the London Oratory)
The National Council of Churches is hosting “A Time To Mourn: An Ecumenical Memorial Service for Lives Lost to COVID-19 at 3:00 p.m, Sunday, May 24. The preacher will be Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episopal Church.
Register at https://nationalcouncilofchurches.us/
A Time for Prayer – Today, 10:00 a.m.
LABC Sunday Worship (Ascension Sunday), May 24th, 10:0 0 a.m.
“Our highest and holy calling is to be the church, not to go to church.” The Reverend Dr. Cody J. Sanders