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A prayer for medical workers everywhere

Restoring and healing God,
thank you for medical workers everywhere,
embodying sacrificial love in these challenging times
putting the welfare of others before their own
staying away from their family and loved ones
comforting the concerned and bereaved
reassuring the anxious and vulnerable
working to heal and restore people who are ill.
Be their guide, strength, wisdom and hope.

We pray for those in authority to do right by them
for proper protective equipment to be provided
and for their dedication to be met with much gratitude
when they return home, exhausted.

We pray for medical workers around the world,
where resources and protective equipment
are always in short supply, not only now but always.
May these extraordinary times
lead to deep and necessary changes
in how our world works,
resulting in a genuine effort
to address the profound injustice
of life expectancy being determined by geography,
to awaken us all to the reality
of how connected we all are
and to work together to create
the community and world
we all want to be part of.
So help us, God,

Amen.

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Prayers for Coronavirus