Healing God, boost our collective immune system, we pray,

so that we might fight off thoughtless prejudice,

self-centeredness, easy blame, and using old tropes to soothe new fears. 

Ramp up our spiritual immunity, and defend us from despair. 

Engage our emotional defenses, building strong hearts and healthy minds. 

Give us, we ask, antibodies to the rampant spread of hate

so that wellness, connection, and hope might spread wildly among us. 

In the spirit and hope of Jesus, Amen. 

Mary Austin is the Pastor of Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church, in the Washington, DC area, where the members come from over 30 countries. 

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