The following is adapted with permission by Sheri Cornett from
As we socially distance from each other for the physical well-being of our community,
May we remember the importance of meeting together.
We are thankful for the tools such as social media and cell phones
That allow us to communicate with each other when we are not in each other’s physical presence.
May we love each other well.
Use this time,
To renew your people.
May this time of peace from social engagements
Bring us closer to our families
And closer to times of rest.
May we remember those who have been socially distant for years,
The elderly, the chronically sick, those with disabilities that make it hard to attend events.
May we learn what their lives are like and come through this
With greater compassion and understanding
And intentionality in our love for them.
May we not grow complacent in our love,
And our compassion,
Instead, may we grow and learn.
As we consider the physical well-being of our community,
May we be prayerful and humble
As we worry about our own well-being and the well-being of our loved ones,
May we be open and generous,
Not hoarding, but giving, as your spirit would teach us.
And may we do nothing out of fear,
But Love, Love, Love.