O Lord, mercifully assist us in our supplications and prayers. Direct the lives of your children as we live through these days of uncertainty, and anxiety. Show us the joy of our salvation through the the lives of our Christian brothers and sisters, and through your Word made flesh in your Son, Jesus Christ. As we read the Holy Scriptures each day for comfort and guidance direct us in how your Word can live through us and how we serve others, comfort those who are sad and lonely, and be a helping hand to those who need assistance. To all who are in distress, grant mercy, relief and refreshment. Through Jesus Christ our Lord we pray. Amen.