God Almighty, you who govern all of creation, have pity on us in this time of pandemic. We send our kids to school, but we fear illness. We visit our aging parents, but we fear illness. We show up to work, but we fear illness. At all times we worry and are powerless before a tiny enemy. Save us, Lord. Give us wisdom to endure well and to think of the needs of others before our own. Give us a holy fear, not of illness nor of death, but of the Almighty who is both Judge and Saviour. Amen.