A prayer for people in lockdown

This beautiful prayer was written by an English friend of mine named Geoff Cooper. We are in Torrevieja Writer’s Circle together and sing together in Andante International Choir, a classical choir made up of people from at least 10 different countries living on the Costa Blanca. (This link gives more information about our choir. https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/spainwriter.home.blog/1300. This link gives more information about the writers group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1252428474861248).

Lord, the world you provided for us is confused. We seek to understand what is happening at present. There is a sense of being bereft. We need to learn more of your purpose as we practice this strange custom of social distancing.

There is so much we need to praise: the fact that despite us, the world still revolves, that there is food on the table, birds sing and flowers bloom. Today, there are no clouds in the sky and the rain has stopped.

In this time of crisis, give us discipline. We are not easily satisfied with isolation and often lack patience. 

Particularly, we seek protection for the lonely, those who are scared, those most vulnerable.

We give praise for those working selflessly for us. Intervene to keep them safe: the medical personnel, the scientists researching solutions for our protection, for all those enabling key workers to stay at work. It is now that we begin to realise on whom we really depend in a shallow world.

Finally, we are grateful, individually and collectively, for the peace and comfort of our homes, for the security and the love we find there, for family and friends no matter how far apart.



4 thoughts on “A prayer for people in lockdown

  1. Thank you for this thoughtful and encouraging post! I have recently published an article on my blog about how social distancing is important but that it shouldn’t lead to emotional distancing. If you have time, it would be great if you could check it out and let me know your thoughts! Wishing you all the best during this difficult time 🙂

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