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.
— by Cameron Bellm
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Hi, everyone! Thank you so much for all your beautiful comments and sharing of this prayer! I am sorry that I didn’t put my name on the paper, mostly because I think some of you have spent a lot of time trying to track down the source. It’s me, Cameron Bellm in Seattle. You can tell it’s me because I totally spilled coffee on it, and nothing could be more characteristic! Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers and compassion for your neighbors. You have brought me to my knees in gratitude that there are so many loving and generous people all over the world. You have my permission to share this prayer, use it in your services, read it aloud, or use it any other way that brings you comfort. ❤️ #prayerforapandemic #coronavirus