Parish Resources for COVID-19/Coronavirus Response

Parish Resources for COVID-19/Coronavirus Response

Many of our congregations and parishes are considering their responses to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic. The Diocese is curating resources that are specific to parishes, and both our Bishop and Archbishop have made pastoral statements. We'll be adding to this blog post as new resources come our way, stay tuned.

Statements from our Diocesan & Provincial Leaders

Resources for Parishes

Prayers

Here are some prayers from BCP 2019 that Diocesan leaders have found resonant to these times.

  • 44. In Times of Social Conflict or Distress (p. 659) - Increase, O God, the spirit of neighborliness among us, that in peril we may uphold one another, in suffering tend to one another, and in homelessness, loneliness, or exile befriend one another. Grand us brave and enduring hearts that we may strengthen one another, until the disciplines and testing of these days are ended, and you again give peace in our time; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
  • 50. For the Medical Professions (p. 661) - Almighty God, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ went about doing good, and healing all manner of sickness and disease among the people: Continue in our hospitals his gracious work among us especially [in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic]; console and heal the sick; grant to the physicians, nurses, and assisting staff wisdom and skill, diligence and patience; prosper their work, O Lord, and send down your blessing upon all who serve the suffering; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
  • 61. For the Recovery of a Sick Person (p.664) - Almighty and immortal God, giver of life and health: We implore your mercy for your servant N., that by your blessing upon him and upon those who minister to him with your healing gifts, he may be restored to health of body and mind, according to your gracious will, and may give thanks to you in your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
  • 80. For Trustfulness in Times of Worry and Anxiety (p. 670) - Most loving Father, you will us to give thanks for all things, to dread nothing but the loss of you, and to cast all of our cares on the One who cares for us. Preserve us from faithless fears and worldly anxieties, and grant that no clouds of this mortal life may hide from us the light of that love which is immortal, and which you have manifested unto us your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

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