Dear Lord, 
I have been the recipient of so much of your goodness in my life. 
Please keep me open my mind and heart to receive whatever grace you wish to give me. 
 
In this time of pandemic, it could be that you are giving me new eyes to see 
how much I have been taking for granted in my daily life and how much I have 
received without taking notice. 
 
You have given me years and years of blessings. 
When my friends and I emerge from this period of isolation, may we 
truly treasure each person we know as a gift from You. 
I pray, in the name of Jesus. 
 
Amen. 
 
By Columban Fr. John Burger, U.S. Regional Director