a) He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly[a] with your God. Micah 6: 8
b) Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12
c) But those who suffer he delivers in their suffering; he speaks to them in their affliction. Job 36:15
No one is more praiseworthy than you Father. You, who gives everything life and provide eternal life to us by way of your sacrifice of your Son and His blessed resurrection. We confess our sins and ask for your mercy. The elimination of systemic racism is in your power and we ask for your miracle, as mere mortals start the process of understanding, resolving and healing. Special blessings are requested for all those fighting the Covid-19 challenge all over the world and for those who are grieving today for those who have died of the virus. Give us courage empathy and your love. All this in your son’s name. Amen
Laura Story addresses suffering and the blessings available to all of us: