Everlasting God, in whom we find a refuge from turmoil, be with us today in our grief and anger. These past months have weighed heavily on us as we watched the death toll climb. Surround the families and friends of the more than 200,000 people taken from us by COVID-19 with comfort and love. Imbue us with hope for the fight ahead, strengthen us in the wake of the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg who for so many was a beacon of righteousness in this sea of despair. May her memory be a blessing. May we walk in her footsteps and pursue justice for the women whose bodies were altered without their permission in ICE detention camps. May we mourn with them and stand with them against regimes that strip people of their autonomy and humanity. Embolden us for the work ahead so that your kin-dom might yet come – even here, even now. In the name of the healing one we pray, Amen.
We invite you to spend time in quiet meditation on this image. What feelings does this sculpture evoke in you? Give yourself space to experience your emotions.
“Even Here” by Mark Miller, sung by Julian Wamble http://bit.ly/EvenHereMM