Prayer Offered for March 16, 2020

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     While we can’t celebrate St. Patrick this year with our usual festivities, we pray today for his intercession to help us be people of hope as we navigate the challenges of the coronavirus. May we find consolation in this traditional Irish prayer, translated from the Gaelic:

     God of all mystery,

     Yours is the seed,

     Yours is the harvest:

     Gather us one day into Your granary.


     God, as vast as the ocean,

     Yours are the waves,

     Yours are the fishes:

     Gather us up into Your entwining nets.


     From birth to age,

     and from age to death:

     Cradle us in Your great and loving arms.


     From death to the end,

     not end, but new life:

     In Your presence may we reside—eternally.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (Adapted from Ag Chriost an Siol)    
     We ask you, Patrick, to pray for us, especially our health care professionals, first responders, and our legislative leaders throughout California and the world—may all be well.—AMEN.

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