We pray today for our world, that as we move through the phases of the COVID-19 emergency, we would strive for collaboration not conflict between nations:
God of love,
in whom we are all united,
bring together in your peace all the nations of this world.
Keep us from the temptations of blame and aggression,
to which our grief so often leads,
and help us instead to pursue the ways of
gentleness, diplomacy, and understanding,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Lord bless us and keep us, the Lord make his face to shine upon us and be gracious to us, the Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon us and give us peace.