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A Prayer from Bishop Karen About COVID-19

March 25, 2020

Washington, D. C – The Council of Bishops (COB) of The United Methodist Church has asked all United Methodists to join people of faith in a day of prayer on March 25, asking God to rid the world of the coronavirus pandemic.

The COB also announced that the May meeting of the Council will be a virtual meeting April 29-May 1, 2020. Read the full press release online


A prayer from Bishop Karen 

"I lift up my eyes to the hills — from where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth." Psalm 121

Today, I invite you to join with people of faith in prayer as we seek God's guidance, wisdom, comfort and strength in the face of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

Pray for those who are suffering from the virus; grieving the loss of loved ones, adjusting to an unfamiliar rhythm, anxious and frightened.

Pray for those working on a cure, making supplies to keep our our health care workers safe, and health care workers everywhere.

Pray for those on the front lines of providing us with essential services and supplies, grocery store workers, farmers, factory workers, first responders, and utility providers.

Pray for those who have lost or will lose their jobs and businesses.

Pray for government leaders as they enact bold decisions to keep us safe.

Pray for the Church, that we may rise as the Body of Christ to care for our neighbors in their time of need.

Pray for one another, that the bonds of community we share will be strengthened even as we are separate from one another.