As we mark the anniversary of the shut-down, let us keep in our prayers all those who have suffered and continue to suffer directly from the virus and from its impact. There has been much loss–lost lives, lost livelihoods, lost sense of meaning, lost community, lost security. Let us pray for comfort for all those who have suffered loss in any way. Let us also remember that God is good and we should not lose hope. He has certainly been gracious in granting us mercies throughout this difficult time. As we observe Lent, let us thank him for his great mercy toward us in sending His Son.
Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near.
Be anxious for nothing,
but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.