Ever-faithful and compassionate God, “Emmanuel”, we thank you for accompanying us in this time of anguish. As we come into the light of your Presence, we open ourselves to the healing power of your Spirit, laying bare our brokenness, our anxieties, and our
pain. In particular, we open to you the pain of separation and loss – especially the loss of loved ones to death’s deep shadow.
Gracious God, we thank you that – despite its darkness – thismoment has shed light on our common humanity. We pray that this sense of oneness of the human family may engender justice in the distribution of vaccines, and that the churches may courageously champion this cause and so give glory to your Holy Name.
Gerard A.J. Granado
General secretary of the Caribbean Conference of Churches
This prayer was also published as part of the publication Voices of Lament, Hope and Courage.