A prayer concerning the H1N1 influenza

A prayer concerning the H1N1 influenza outbreak

Jesus our Great Physician—you know the exacerbating fears and anxieties, stresses and strains of patients, families, and frontline healthcare workers in our nation and every other nation afflicted with the H1N1 outbreak. We remember those who have already perished from H1N1 and pray for the families who mourn them. Surround us all with your protecting, healing presence. Grace all governments and healthcare workers with strength and wisdom as well as discipline tempered with compassion to know and do what is right to minimize the destructive power of H1N1. Grant us the courage and hope to trust that you are present even through our smallest of thoughts, words and actions done in the unselfish service of others. In your name. Amen.