Prayers in Time of Infectious Disease

For the end of the Coronavirus

O Almighty God, who in your wrath sent a plague upon your own people in the wilderness for their obstinate rebellion against Moses and Aaron; and also in the time of King David, sent a plague of pestilence which killed seventy thousand, but, remembering your mercy, spared the rest: Have pity upon us miserable sinners, who now are visited with the coronavirus epidemic; and in the same way that you then commanded the destroying Angel to cease from punishing: so it may now please you to withdraw from us this plague and grievous sickness, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Medical Professions

Almighty God, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ went about doing good, and healing all manner of sickness and disease among the people: Continue his gracious work among us especially by means of those who are attending to the sick and those who are working tirelessly to discover a treatment for this disease, console and heal the sick; grant to the physicians, nurses, and assisting staff wisdom and skill, diligence and patience; prosper their work, O Lord, and send down your blessing upon all who serve the suffering; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Those who serve in Industry and Commerce

Lord Jesus Christ, as once You shared in our human toil and thus hallowed the work of our hands, bless and prosper those who maintain the industries and service sectors of this land, blessing especially those who work at grocery stores, pharmacies, and all others serving in our communities. Give them a right regard for their labors, and grant them the just reward for their work that they may find joy in serving You and in supplying our needs; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. 

For those in authority

O merciful Father in heaven, from You comes all rule and authority over the nations of the world. Graciously regard Your servants Elizabeth our Queen, Justin her Prime Minister, Doug her Premiere, and all who make, administer, and judge the laws of this nation, and look in mercy upon all the rulers of the earth. Grant the spirit of wisdom, charity, and justice; that with steadfast purpose they may faithfully serve in their offices to promote the well being of all people and bring an end to this crisis; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Trustfulness in Times of Worry and Anxiety

Most loving Father, you will us to give thanks for all things, to dread nothing but the loss of you, and to cast all our care on the One who cares for us. Preserve us from faithless fears and worldly anxieties, and grant that no clouds of this mortal life may hide from us the light of that love which is immortal, and which you have manifested unto us in your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Our Congregation

Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear our prayers, and grant that in St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church the pure Word of God may be preached and the Sacraments duly administered. Strengthen and confirm the faithful; protect and guide the children; visit and relieve the sick; turn and soften the wicked; arouse the careless; recover the fallen; restore the penitent; remove all hindrances to the advancement of your truth; and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within your holy Church, to the honour and glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

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