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Thanksgiving Prayer for Families in Quarantine
We thank you for family and friends,
For those with us in person and those with us in spirit.
Please help us all to know we are never alone,
Help us all to feel the presence of your love.
We thank you for our home as it is and not as we wish it could be.
We appreciate the blessing of living in such a beautiful place,
Please be with those who have no home or place to rest.
Help them to find strength and beauty wherever they are.
We thank you for the blessing of having food and the money to buy what we need,
Please be with those who struggle today to find enough to eat.
Help them to find resources and support.
We thank you for the chance to work and learn and play safely at home,
Please be with doctors, nurses, police, grocery workers and all those who put themselves in
danger to help us be safe.
Help them to feel your powerful protection.
We thank you for our health today,
Please be with those who are sick or scared,
Help them to feel your healing touch.
We thank you for the blessing of science and learning.
Please be with those who make difficult decisions for the sake of our town, country, and world.
Help them to be guided by research and justice.
We thank you for your mercy when we may have been unkind.
Please show us where we need to listen and use our hearts and minds,
Help us show to others all the blessings you have given us.
These things we ask you as we rest tonight and every night,
That tomorrow we may make the world a better place in your name.
Melanie M. Kyer
November 23, 2020