Simple prayer for today’s difficult situation

God of the good news that spreads faster than fear,

God of the courage which comes from the heart,

Be with us as anxiety rises and as uncertainty grows.

Be with us when children ask difficult questions,

and with us when parents seem farther away.

Remind us that to be a community does not always mean to be physically present beside those we know well.

It can also mean being spiritually present with those who feel very alione;

and that you are our God who calls us from the umult and tells us to be still and to know that you are with us.

Amen.