Prayer For A Pandemic

Series: Turbulence


By Cameron Bellm



May we who are merely inconvenienced

Remember those whose lives are at stake.


May we who have no risk factors

Remember those most vulnerable.


May we who have the luxury of working from home

Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.


May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close

Remember those who have no options.


May we who have had to cancel our trips

Remember those that have no safe place to go.


May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market

Remember those who have no margin at all.


May we who settle in for a quarantine at home

Remember those who have no home.


As fear grips our country

Let us choose to love.


During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other,

Let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.







Cameron Bellm lives in Seattle, WA, and is the mother of two young boys.  She notes: 

When I wrote this prayer a few days ago, I had no idea it would resonate with so many people.

I am humbled and awed by the number of you who have shared it and written

to express your shared hope and prayers during this truly difficult time.

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