Let us take a moment this morning in silent reflection for all who have died from this virus. Let us take a moment in silent reflection for the families who have been forever changed because of this. Let us take a moment in silent reflection that the scientist who are working to find a way to stop this virus will find the strength and insight to find a cure.
Pastor's Alex and Lisa
We are all caregivers in some way, we care for our families, loved ones and friends. For some the idea of being a caregiver means something different. Tending to an aged parent who can no longer take care of themselves, caring for a child with special needs or a family member with terminal illness. For these caregivers, it is a 24/7 365 duty that they perform, for them their tireless may go unnoticed, for some their commitment to caring maybe overshadowed by those who they care for. And they never look for recognition or affirmation that they are doing what needs to be done. But when the care is no longer needed, when the flowers and cards no longer arrive, when the words of encouragement stop, they are left with a void that is difficult to fill.
To all those who work to caring for their families we understand and recognize that your job is not an easy task. For those who being a caregiver means much more we recognize your efforts, commitment and strength you need to show while you care for those who cannot care for themselves. Let us take just a moment to think about these caregivers who are not part of the medical community, let us take a moment to thank them for all they do, for those whom they love.
Pastor’s Alex and Lisa
We will hold a special prayer service this Friday evening for caregivers, with all that is happening with this pandemic, we can often overlook caregivers. We always pray for the Doctors and nurses, first responders and hospital staff. what we do not often remember are the family members of those affected by Covid19, or other serious and terminal illnesses. These family members tend to their loved ones, comfort them and care for them. Many times we forget these tireless individuals. We are sure you may know a few as do we, many of you may have been or are currently caregivers to your families, as we have also been. For all that you do, for all that we do for the ones we love, please join us in prayer on Friday. If you do not have a faith based belief then take a moment of silence on Friday to honor those who often are not recognized.
May God bless you
Pastor's Alex and Lisa
Father, we offer our prayers to you for all who are afflicted with the Covid19 virus that has claimed so many of our brothers and sister, and for the families who have lost their loved ones. We pray for those who are sick, those who are still fighting for their lives, we pray for the doctors, nurses, first responders and scientists who are doing all they can to stop the spread of this pandemic. We pray that everyone take the shelter in place, self-isolation orders seriously to help stop the virus from continuing to claim more lives. Let them understand that by staying home they are helping to save lives. We pray that local leaders and state governments will continue to secure supplies for hospital to that they may continue to save as many lives as they can. We pray that in this crisis we will find leadership who is not afraid to stand up and take the best interests of the many rather than the interests of the few. Lord give your healing hands to all of us, that we may find peace in this time of trouble, place your healing hands on the sick, on the families who have experienced loss, give us the strength to see our way through this time of doubt and fear, let us see that in your love and mercy that you are here to help us through this. Let us unite in prayer where ever we are as we are all your children. we ask though our lord Jesus Amen
Pastor Lisa Chachula