For the month of May we will be posting prayers written for this unique time in history. Our hope is that some will resonate, give language to your own thoughts and emotions , and bring you closer to God. 

 

SUPPLY ALL OUR NEEDS: A Prayer for Urgent Healthcare Equipment

In the land of plenty, we have found ourselves in need.
We are accustomed to being the hero,
flying in with supplies and help.
We are accustomed to being prepared.
We are not used to coming up short.
Now, even our stockpiles are not enough.


God, we acknowledge our frailty.
We acknowledge our failings.
We acknowledge that we are merely human.

In our human error, in our human limitations,
we have found ourselves ill-equipped to fight this new disease.

Lord, in some places,
critically ill patients outnumber intensive care beds by the thousands.

But your grace is sufficient for us.
Show your power to be perfect in our weakness.

Leaders scramble to claim ventilators in storage
or order warp-speed manufacturing.

Your grace is sufficient for us.
Show your power to be perfect in our weakness.

Respiratory medicines are being used up faster
than they’re being made.

Your grace is sufficient for us.
Show your power to be perfect in our weakness.

Our front-line healthcare workers are running out of N-95 masks.

Your grace is sufficient for us.
Show your power to be perfect in our weakness.

All-knowing, all-powerful, ever-present God,
We open ourselves to your presence and provision.
We look to you to supply all our needs according to the riches of you glory.

We pray for clear communication from our front-line workers.
We pray for quick fulfillment of their need for personal protective equipment,
ventilators, and respiratory medicines.

We pray for wise leadership and a streamlined manufacturing process
at medical supply and pharmaceutical companies.
We pray for the efficiency of logistics companies
as they deliver supplies for urgent needs.

We pray that our stay-at-home measures would be effective
in keeping the need for emergency supplies low.

We are a people of great resolve, but we are not invincible.
We see our weakness.
We ask you, God, to act on our behalf.

For the lungs that heave.
For the oxygen these patients need.
For your glory and our good.
Move in our leadership, our industry, and our logistics,
and create abundance from our lack.

~ Darcy Wiley

May 5 ~ Supply All Our Needs