Here’s a Prayer
for those with Covid.
Because, you know God
so far my family has a light case.
But it’s scary–
scary that it might get worse;
scary how easy it is to ignore the warnings and go on with our lives.
Here’s a prayer for those in isolation–
because they have covid,
or are avoiding it, still
after all this time.
Lonely, and alone.
Here’s a prayer for the sick,
the ones who are caretaking
the long haul covid people
wrestling with something we still do not understand
Here’s a prayer for the world-weary
those who feel like they are screaming into the abyss
Who are tired of playing Sorry,
hearing sorry, when covid is bumped into again,
and oop back to start again.
Jesus how do you deal in humanity?
Our pride, our ignorance?
Worst of all our frailty,
which someone you know but we are able to boisterously ignore?
Here’s a prayer for us humans,
silly, confused, and still beloved.
May we still walk the road to Emmaus together,
especially when we are confused or tired, or frail we pray.
(Pastor Katy’s family has covid, but it seems like a light case at the moment)
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Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant since 2010, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ.
She is an writer and is published in Enfleshed, Sermonsuite, Presbyterian's today and Outlook. She writes prayers, liturgy, poems and public theology and is pursuing her doctorate in ministry in Creative Write and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible.
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