Prayer of the People

This prayer is for the huggers who are missing their hugs, the introverts who are stuck in their house with their family, for the extroverts who are stuck in their house with only their family, for the singletons who are alone, for the immunocompromised or disabled who everyone dismisses, for the the family of the immunocompromised  or disabled who are trying to keep them safe, for the children who are bored and lonely and only sort of understand.For those who are worried about their parents, and those who are worried about their children, because that is what family is for. This prayer is for the doctors and nurses who are battling everyday, for the grocery store workers, the custodial staff, the garbage collectors, the truckers who are keeping things running. Its for all those people who don’t have health insurance, it’s for all those people who are out of work, laid off, or short of hours. This prayer is for those who live daily with anxiety or depression, those who deal with mental illness, those who live with addiction–all those people for whom this weight is heavier because they already deal with so much. This is a prayer for the sick who can’t get tests or treatment, because of the risk of infection. And finally for the sick, and the families of the sick. For those who are dying and those who have lost family and friends. This is a prayer for everyone, because we all need it.

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3 Replies to “Prayer of the People”

  1. Hi Katy! I love this prayer-I would love to read aloud and post on my Facebook page-crediting you-would you allow this? Blessings Lynn


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