Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Community

We Welcome You Wherever You Are On Your Journey

Saint Joan of Arc

Catholic Community

4537 3rd Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
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Phone: 612.823.8205
Fax: 612.825.7028

A Prayer During Times of COVID-19

Earlier this month we listened to a reflection by Cynthia Bailey Manns (watch here). She ended her reflection with this prayer by Rev. Richard Bott:
In this time of COVID-19, we pray:
When we aren’t sure, God, 
help us be calm;
when information comes
from all sides, correct and not,
help us to discern; 
when fear makes it hard to breathe,
and anxiety seems to be the order of the day,
slow us down, God;
help us to reach out with our hearts,
when we can’t touch with our hands;
help us to be socially connected,
when we have to be socially distant;
help us to love as perfectly as we can, 
knowing that “perfect love casts out all fear.”
for the doctors, we ray,
for the nurses we pray,
for the technicians and the janitors and the 
aides and the caregivers, we pray,
 for the researchers and theorists, 
the epidemiologists and investigators, 
for those who are sick,
and those who are grieving, we pray,
for all who are affected,
all around the world …
we pray
for safety, for health,
for wholeness.
May we feed the hungry,
give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked and house those
  without homes;
may we walk with those who feel they are alone,
and may we do all that we can to heal 
the sick-
in spite of the fear.
Help us, O God,
that we might help each other.
in the name of the Creator,
in the name of the Healer,
in the life of the Holy Spirit that is in all and with all,
We pray.
May it be so.