A Prayer During Times of a Pandemic – Submission by Mark S. Markuly, PhD

May we who are merely inconvenienced,
Remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors,
Remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home,
Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children
when their schools close.
Remember those who have no place to go.
May we who are losing our marginal income
in the tumult of the economic market,
Remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home,
Remember those who have no home.
During this time when we cannot physically
wrap our arms around each other,
Let us yet find ways to be
the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.
(Anonymous)
2020-03-20T09:42:09-07:00