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In the midst of COVID-19

God, we look to you in hope to make all things new.  We mourn as things change and not always for the better.  We cry when we lose. Our hearts break. There are pieces we can’t put back together.

God, when we don’t know what to do; when we can’t reach the ones we love, give us peace.  Be our comfort.

We rest in Your hope even when the lost things hurt.  The unknown hurts so slowly. Life draws out as bit by bit we lose. How much will be taken, Lord? And who?  God we know that nothing can be taken from us that You can’t restore forever. So will you speak to our hearts and minds about your love and a FOREVER in glory.

Help us believe with our hearts and minds what we speak with our mouths. We trust You.

Even when we can’t reach out to hold the ones we love, will You reach us with Your comfort, strength and compassion? There is nowhere I can go, that you can’t find me again, and still You love me.

God please place some beauty in these moments that we might see YOU and remember all the love and good we have had in our lives.  Bring ALL the good to our minds each day.  We know Your promise to redeem everything we offer You; even when all we have to offer is mess. We give You what we have, and are trusting You to come through; even if we don’t understand the answers.

We know You are the King of bringing beauty out of ashes. Even as we WILL experience death because our sin separated us from You, we look forward with great anticipation to perfection in Your presence and living together in glory forever. Thank you for Jesus who was given so that life would never end.

Amen.

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