Prayers during a Pandemic: Inspired by John Prine

Our family is taking time daily to pray about the current global health crisis. Our prayers will likely reference the Christian tradition, but we’ve written with an ecumenical and agnostic audience in mind.

If you’d like us to pray for you, let us know. If you’d like us to write a prayer for you or for a concern you have and share it here, just ask. You don’t have to share your name if you don’t want to, and we won’t share it or any other identifying details about you here or elsewhere.

Today’s prayer is a little different. It’s inspired by John Prine, one of our favorite singers, who is critically ill with COVID-19. So it’s for John Prine, but it’s also for all the people John Prine’s music reminds us to love, too.

Today we are thankful for musicians who call our attention to those in need. We pray for all artists who use their gifts to expand our hearts.

We pray for those we don’t know yet whose words we sign, share, and carry with us, and we pray for those we do know. We pray specifically for [names of artists and singers whose work inspires us].

Inspired by the work of John Prine, we also pray today for

We are grateful for voices that call us to kinder thinking, action, and words. We are grateful for their words and seek to have hearts open and tender to their call to remember the vulnerable.

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