Today is World Day of the Sick, a time to lift up those who are ill in prayer. And to think about our own legacies within the coronavirus era.
If we cannot go to help those who are sick, are we calling? Are we sending cards? Are we praying?
Are we doing our parts to stop the spread of the virus? Are we masked up? Are we working to protect our families by social distancing?
Let’s also lift up the doctors, nurses and caregivers we know, so many of them exhausted by nearly a year of emergency service. What can each of us do to make things easier?
Today’s prayer for World Day of the Sick reads:
Illness lays bare our human vulnerabilities, which is the exact place God meets us. Let us pray for God's healing presence in all the world's ailments. For the sick and those impacted by coronavirus, For those who share in the sufferings of the sick, For those bound by injustice, For our fragile environment, For our own hardheartedness, God of wholeness and hope, heal your people. Amen.