Ever living God, be our companion this day. Kindle in us the fire of your love for others, and awaken anew our hope and trust in you as we stay in our homes and contact others by phone, texting, and other means of distance communication to encourage them. As we read your Word this day, reveal yourself to us and show us how to live in our solitude to serve others. Protect and strengthen all who are working to combat the Corona virus. Grant this for the sake of your love for all humanity. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.