Holy One. I realized last night that if I were to pray the names of the 500,000+ people in the USA who have now died from COVID-19 it would take me a year of praying 24 hours a day to pray all the names. That’s 1,500 people a day, or about one person a minute 24/7 for a year. Dear God. So I offer my prayers without ceasing this day and entrust them to you for every soul that has died, over a million world wide. And for all the families and people who lost loved ones to this virus. I believe that this will become a transformational event in the history of humankind. Because I also trust that you, O Divine One, always reach into chaos and pull forth order and new life. As you have in the past, you will do so again. I believe that there are human beings longing and willing to work with you to bring forth the transformation that will come from this tragedy. All will not be well for a long time to come. But the journey to wholeness and health, which surely is your desire for all creation, is a journey of for the ages. You, O God, see in ways we cannot, over a vast expanse of time that alludes human kind, who only see in minutes or days, maybe years. I pray this day for those souls lost. I pray to do my part to work with you, to do my part to create a more whole and healthy world, in all the ways that it means to be whole and healthy. Amen.
The Rev. Terri C. Pilarski is an Episcopal priest serving a church in Dearborn, MI. She is a long time blogger (seekingauthenticvoice.blogspot.com) and member of the RevGalBlogPals since 2006.
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