COVID-19: Prayer- 4: You test us in the Crucible of Sorrow

Dear Lord,

You test us often in the crucible of sorrow and confirm us in fidelity. These days, you test our faithfulness through the corona virus. You kindle in us also the fire of your zeal.

Through the number of doctors, nurses, medical and social facilities and ministers, you send our people to witness to your love. When it is dark, you come as our light. When it is cold and desolate, you come as our warmth. When isolated and lonely, you come as our friend.

Giver of life, we ask not to be rescued from the frustration and anguish and the dying we surely must endure, but for the strength and courage we need to endure it with you in patience and joy.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.