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Mourning Those Lost to COVID-19

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and other faith leaders have called for an interfaith period of mourning to remember, mourn and celebrate the lives that have been lost to COVID-19. His recorded statement and a news release is available through the Episcopal News Service.

Along with his Lutheran counterpart, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, Curry has invited congregations to pray the following prayer from Pentecost through the first Sunday in September.

A Prayer for the Power of the Spirit Among the People of God

God of all power and love,
we give thanks for your unfailing presence
and the hope you provide in times of uncertainty and loss.
Send your Holy Spirit to enkindle in us your holy fire.
Revive us to live as Christ’s body in the world:
a people who pray, worship, learn,
break bread, share life, heal neighbors,
bear good news, seek justice, rest and grow in the Spirit.
Wherever and however we gather,
unite us in common prayer and send us in common mission,
that we and the whole creation might be restored and renewed,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Most Rev. Curry’s Pentecost Homily

You can view Presiding Bishop Curry’s Pentecost homily on YouTube above.