Loving Father, when all the world seems threatened by evil and a deadly coronavirus, remind us of your protection, your love for all people and your creation. When we take justice into our own hands, help us to remember that we risk committing further injustice and destroying what you sent your Son to redeem. Keep us from dealing with others in harsh ways and cruel actions, and lead us to reflect your love, your patience, your gentleness even when evil threatens to engulf us. In the name of Christ we pray. Amen.