Prayer for a Pandemic

Cameron Wiggins Bellm

Prayer for a Pandemic,

by Cameron Wiggins 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 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 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.

Amen.


“On March 9, a Catholic mother of two in Seattle posted a prayer on Instagram that has been widely shared throughout the internet. Cameron Wiggins Bellm has released the prayer into the public domain, and welcomed its use and distribution for people of faith.”     Source: Kirk Peterson at the “livingchurch.org

About R.H. (Rusty) Foerger

As I enter the third third of life, I am becoming aware of the role of elders today “to enlarge spiritual vision, being devoted to prayer, living in the face of death, as a living curriculum of the Christian life” (Dr. James M. Houston). I am a life long and life wide learner who seeks to: *decipher the enigma of our worth *rescue from the agony of prayerlessness *integrate spiritual friendship.
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1 Response to Prayer for a Pandemic

  1. Dr. J says:

    I read this poem today, April 30, 2020, which is Poem in Your Pocket Day. I also noted other poetic expressions posted on your blog to remind me of the power of poetry to move us and bless us in ways we cannot always articulate.

    Thanks for sharing these works and for posting a like on the Poem in My Pocket.on my blog.

    Liked by 1 person

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