Newsletter, April 24, 2020
Light Amidst Darkness
I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?” “Here I am,” I said; “send me!” Isaiah 6:8
NO WORDS SUFFICE….AND SO WE SIMPLY SAY, “HEARTFELT GRATITUDE”
to all of our parishioners who are ministering to the public in whatever capacity during this pandemic. Who, in the midst of their fear and at great risk to their own lives and that of their families, stand firm with courage and with a sense of great purpose and respond to the voice of our good and loving God who says, “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?” and respond, “Here I am, send me.” You are God’s light shining in the darkness!
We offer you this prayer that you can revise as best suits you. Perhaps, it may be of comfort to you as you begin each day:
Dearest Jesus, I praise you and thank you for keeping your promise to be with me always. I truly believe that you are with me. Please guide my hands and my heart, and give me your strength, wisdom, and compassion as I minister to those you have placed in my care. Protect me each day and renew my body, mind, and spirit, so that I may continue to respond to your call. I ask this for me and for all who are ministering tirelessly to your people, especially during this prolonged and heart-wrenching crisis. Amen.
And as you go through your day and feel the need, perhaps you can utter a prayer you can memorize – something like: “Thank you for being with me, Jesus” or “Help me, Jesus” or one of your own.Please know that you are in our daily prayers. We thank God for you and are praying for your safety and that of your family. Know, also, that we are here for you. Please do not hesitate to let us know how we can be of support to you and your loved ones.