Holy and gracious God, as your people confront the COVID-19 virus, grant us your peace.  Rein in fear, before it becomes contagious. Care for those who are sick. Sustain medical care providers.  Guide the work of researchers who seek a cure. Direct our actions to limit the spread of this illness.  Energize us to maintain relationships and build new connections, especially with those who are isolated. We hold all who are anxious and ill in your holy light.  Amen.

*The featured photo is Pastor Charlotte Lohrenz and her husband demonstrating the United Nations practice of “touching toes” to maintain 3-6 feet of distance, to avoid contact with breathed or coughed contagion.