The IHM Sisters invite you to join with them in prayer and share this Prayer during a Pandemic written by Sr. Chris Koellhoffer, IHM.
Prayer during a Pandemic
Loving God, Holy One, Your desire is for our wholeness and well-being. We hold in tenderness and prayer the collective suffering of our world at this time. We grieve precious lives lost and vulnerable lives threatened. We ache for ourselves and our neighbors, standing before an uncertain future. We pray: may love, not fear, go viral. Inspire our leaders to discern and choose wisely, aligned with the common good. Help us to practice social distancing and reveal to us new and creative ways to come together in spirit and in solidarity. Call us to profound trust in your faithful presence, You, the God who does not abandon, You, the Hold One, breathing within us, breathing among us, breathing around us in our beautiful yet wounded world.
-Chris Koellhoffer, IHM
Many thanks to Sr. Chris for allowing us to share this poem with our ASEC supporters.
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