Reflection and Prayer
The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
As we settle into what is likely to be a long period of isolation and self quarantining, we find ourselves facing unprecedented uncertainty along with an awareness of our fragility. Most of us have not yet reached a point of despair. Not many that we know have fallen sick, or lost a loved one to coronavirus – not yet. But in the long run we may wonder what lies ahead for us and others, our health, our livelihoods, our future.
Though physically apart, we are not alone, but united by our common humanity and by the Lord who brings freedom from fear, and comfort in distress. So let us pray to God for strength and courage in the days that lie ahead.
Martha Taft Golden, Reader
Heavenly Father, whatever the future may bring we pray that you may remove the presence of fear and anxiety from our hearts and grant us strength to face whatever difficulties or pain cannot be avoided. May we show your love to others and bring them comfort and peace. Amen.