God of life, you promised your people abundant life. And this is what we seek and long for. At the same time, you tell us that in this world we will have tribulation. Still, you call us to have courage, for you have overcome the world. As the world finds itself in a time of a terrible pandemic, many families having to bury their loved ones and sustain pain and hopelessness, we ask you to grant us courage and wisdom so that we trust in your promise to overcome whatever faces us. Stand with us as we try to work in solidarity to stay safe, serve those in need of any kind of help in our interconnected and interdependent world.
This prayer was also published as part of the publication Voices of Lament, Hope and Courage.