It is Lent and we are suffering under the COVID epidemic. 
Lord help us to take the time to be silent and prayerful
and know that you are with us. 
Help us to be open to hearing what you are inviting us to. 
We may feel that so much has been taken from us.
But when we do take the time we realize
that it is your faithfulness and generosity
that has given us so much. 
It is what gives us the confidence
that you are indeed with us through it all.

Amen.

— By a Columban Missionary