Help us O Lord to care deeply for others. May we be willing to make the sacrifices that are needed to keep people healthy and safe. Let us work hard to follow the advice of experts and curb our desire to not be inconvenienced. May we treat those with whom we disagree as beloved children of God, and still be firm in our commitment to keep everyone safe. As we continue to deal with the challenges before us, may our love for one another be our guide. May we encourage those who are caring for those who are most at risk. Be with our health care workers, teachers who are preparing for a new school year and our political leaders that they may continue to help us finish the fight against this disease. May your blessing be upon us now and always. Amen.