Father, comfort and sustain our health care workers in these horrendous days. Protect them and their families and friends from the worldwide pandemic. Give them courage and hope. When they are overwhelmed and exhausted, give them respite and rest. In a profession where the standards are so high, help them forgive themselves when the workload is too overwhelming and they are unable to perform their jobs to expectations. Walk especially close to those who must make awful decisions of who might live and who might die, knowing it is you who determines our days.
Be close with those who are often in the background sanitizing rooms, serving meals, removing trash, and all the myriad tasks that good medical care requires.
Remember those whose livelihoods are threatened as hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients. Give all workers hearts of compassion and tenderness and surround them with loving expressions of the same. As each health care worker is unique with their own trials and concerns, help us, Father, as your followers, to discern what they might need that would ease their burdens and cares and then generously offer that which would encourage their hearts.
Please bring this awful pandemic to an end. Amen.
Pastor Rod Hugen
The Village Church
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