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Pastor: Rev. Dr. Karin Walker 

1509 Fallston Road
Fallston, Maryland, 21047
410-877-7255
Email: fallstonumc@fallstonumc.org

Lord we understand more and more, by and by, our frailty and dependence upon you our Lord and Savior. We are grateful that when life as we know it shifts every hour that you are the same God, always and forever, and you are forever the One upon whom we can rely.

Hear our pleas for a world that is reeling from this sickness, for folks who have contracted the virus, for those who are living in fear every day. We pray for the sick in our hearts, for those with compromised immune systems, and for everyone recovering from surgery. Bless all of them as they recover.

We pray for families with loved ones in nursing homes and the hospitals where visitation is not allowed right now. Provide comfort and hope for them and for their care givers each day. Surround them with loving help. We do indeed pray for these health care workers, nurses and doctors, our first responders, and those working in hospitals as aids, housekeepers. We understand how they put their own well-being at risk every day. We are grateful for them, Lord, and are grateful for their spirit of doing what they can for their neighbors.

So, Lord, help us to do our part as well. Help us to play by the rules that have been instituted for our own well-being and for that of others. Help us to be able to help neighbors in need and to continue to find ways to be the church even in days of tumult. Use us for your kingdom work.

Lord, we know that in you there is hope and that this too will come to an end. Give us patience and encouragement for the journey. We know this will change us. May it change us for the better. Help us find ways to embrace our current reality to realize the blessings that can be counted. May we spend extra quality time with family. May we write nice notes to people, cook food for our family with love; may we spend more time reading the Bible, engaging in study, and more time to smell the flowers. May we acknowledge our stress, read a Psalm, and offer it all to you.

And Lord, by your grace, may we shine brightly in the world, to our neighbors, family and friends, that all might be reassured that even though darkness came into the world, the Light of Christ will always overcome it. In the name of the Light of the world, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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