Holy One,
We pray for those whose daily work exposes them to COVID-19.
We think of those working in hospitals, and those working in care homes for the young and the old.
We think of emergency service workers and those who are cashiers and sales clerks,
We think of janitors and cleaners and hospitality workers, drivers, postal workers, and so many more persons who are at risk.

(Time of reflection)
We think of them and we pray for them, for we believe our praying will lead to action.
Into the fear of these persons and their loved ones breathe peace, Loving God.
Into the tiredness of these persons and their loved ones breathe rest―rest of mind,
rest of body, rest of spirit.
Into the practical needs of these persons for suitable clothing and equipment and a break from the grinding pace, breathe understanding with those who direct them.
Into the concern of those who work where infection threatens, breathe our wholehearted thanks for the risks they are taking.

In the name of Jesus, the one who refused to compromise with the evil of his time, we pray,

—By David Sparks, United Church of Canada minister