Lord God, who made people in your image, who came as a doctor to the sick, and who promises to make all things new:
Come alongside all those who are already sick or struggling with long-term illnesses or challenges.
Lord, to be already weak, at risk, or compromised when facing further infection is just frightening.
Guard by your peace the hearts and minds of those afraid, concerned, or worrying on worst-case scenarios.
Give wisdom to families, friends, and caregivers to best protect and preserve the health of those they love.
Grant patience and grace to each as they deal with daily updates, new challenges, or discouraging shortages.
May your grace be evident to all in your nearness and in our calm and confidence in you, even as we look to a better country and an unshakable hope beyond the measure of this life and these days.