God, I’ve heard on the radio that it’s hard for us to grasp exponential growth.
That the concept that a 2×2 foot closet can become the size of a country a week is hard for our meager human brains to grasp.
And here we are, face to face with a disease that has exponential Growth. And God as the numbers stare us in the face.
Remind us that our actions are exponential. Please God, help our, you know we are only human, brains to process.
For we know we cannot take in the magnitude of the grains of sand in the world, of the variety of species and genders and loves and in the mulitude of stars and planets in the universe.
This is why it is so hard to understand your exponential grace God, for it is beyond counting!
God I admit, I have trouble even grasping what a million of something means.
Help us process the growth of this illness, help us to have eyes to see and ears to hear, and bolster our hearts for we are Covid-weary and slipping into habits that are not safe.
Remind us that just as COVID19 multiplies, every single act we take for safety also is multiplied. That when we was our hands, or wear a mask or decline an invite or meet outside we are protecting millions of people.
Multiply our intentions to care for one another we pray. Make them twofold, fourfold, twelvefold, a hundredfold, for you know we need the support!
Increase our fortitude so that it burns on even when we feel like we are completely out of oil.
Bolster our socialization, so that a little bit on zoom or through car windows or across a field, might be nourishing enough for us to make it through winter.
Increase all of the good in the world God, so that the evil that is this virus can be defeated, I pray, and as I pray increase my prayer so it is your prayer, and your neighbor’s prayers, and let it become the prayer of the world. Extend this prayer, so that as we see Coronavirus surge, our mutual uplifting will flood as well.
Remind us that many waters of Covid19 cannot quench our love, neither can coronavirus flooding the very hospitals that heal us, even then Love cannot be drowned out.
Intensify our love for one another, especially in the midst of this crises we pray to you Oh God.
We pray all of this in Christ’s name, and in the abundance of the Holy Spirit, Lord hear our prayer. Amen.
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