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Publish Date: 30 January 2020
 

A Prayer for the Recent Situation of Epidemic

Most merciful and gracious Father, We humbly bow before You and entreat Your most holy Name, calling upon you to mercifully intervene in Hong Kong and Macau, which are under the threat of the spreading coronavirus epidemic. We remember in our thoughts and prayers all Chinese provinces and cities which are seriously affected, especially the city of Wuhan in Hubei province where the virus originated. We also pray for your guidance over those are afflicted by the virus in various parts of the world; O Lord, in your great compassion, protect us during this trying time of epidemic outbreak, and strengthen our health and the welfare of your peoples.

God our Father, we especially plead for those who are most exposed and vulnerable to this health threat; our frontline medical workers, the elderly in our community, particularly those who live in less hygienic environments and those who suffer from serious underlying chronic health issues. We ask for your mercy over those who are already infected and in treatment at present, that by your grace they may recover in time, and pray that their conditions are under control and would not spread any further than it has already done.

We pray for the Central and local governments in China, for the governments of Hong Kong and Macau, especially those working in the health sector, give them wisdom in their public service, that they may embody the spirit of mutual support as they seek practical ways to contain this viral infection to safeguard the common good.

O heavenly Father, may Your will be done among us and may we as Your children bear witness and act as your guiding light of hope to those around us at this time of need. May we turn this crisis into blessing, that all may treasure the goodness of your creation and rebuild our human friendship in unity. We humbly offer our supplication in the all-powerful name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and beseech you to hear us for His sake.

Amen.


 

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