Prayer for a Pandemic


(We gratefully acknowledge this contribution from Claudia Schaefer)

May we who must inconveniently shelter in place

Remember those who have neither shelter not place

May we who are forced to keep a social distance for weeks

Remember those whose distance from fresh produce or decent health care is a daily reality

May we who have the luxury of working from home

Remember those who must choose between medicine and rent.


May we who have to cancel pleasure travel

Remember those who have no safe place to go.

May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market

Remember those who have no margin at all.

As fear grips our country

Let us choose love.

During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other

Let us find ways to be the loving embrace to our neighbors.

haggadah Section: Introduction