MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH
Look mercifully, O Lord, we implore you, on the affliction of your people. Let not our sin destroy us, nor hopelessness overwhelm us, but let your boundless mercy save us; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
O God, you have always been the help and comfort of your people. Support the unemployed in the day of their trouble and need. Give them faith to cast their cares on you, and preserve them from all bitterness and resentment. According to your goodness increase the opportunity for their employment that with thankful hearts they may earn a just wage. Give to your people everywhere a ready and willingness to share their blessings with those in need. Make us merciful, even as you are merciful, O Father, through Jesus Christ, or Lord..
Most merciful Father, you have committed to our love and care our fellow human beings and their necessities. Graciously be with and prosper all those who serve the sick and those in need. Let their service be abundantly blessed as they bring relief to the suffering, comfort to the sorrowing, and peace to the dying. Grant them the knowledge that inasmuch as they do it unto the least of the Master’s brothers and sisters, they do it unto him; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Almighty God, heavenly Father, give us grace to trust you during this time of illness and distress. In mercy put an end to the corona virus pandemic that afflicts us. Grant relief to those who suffer, and comfort all who mourn. Sustain all medical personnel in their labors, and cause your people ever to serve you in righteousness and holiness; we ask this through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen