Prayer for Serenity
God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time,
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;
taking, as Jesus did,
this sinful world as it is,
not as I would have it;
trusting that You will make all things right
if I surrender to Your will;
so that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with You forever in the next.
May I be at peace.
May my heart remain open.
May I be aware of my true nature.
May I be healed.
May I be a source of healing to others.
May I dwell in the Breath of God
These Stories About COVID-19 Need To Be Heard
If you want to know empathy, put yourself in someone else’s shoes. Try and understand their thoughts, fears, anxieties, struggles, and imagine it was you.
In this COVID-19 pandemic, we see people who have caught the virus, who didn’t believe they could get it (young people especially). We see people who have the virus who still have a family to take care of. We see people who are still working at grocery stores and vet hospitals and as UPS drivers and everything in between, still hanging on by a thread, trying to take care of our society.
If we want things to go back to the way they were and feel “normal” again, we need to do our part and stay at home. We need to understand the people who are trying to keep us together, while we spend time apart. We need to understand the people who have been affected by the virus and how–no matter who you are, what your age is, or what your health is like–anyone is at risk.
Here are some COVID-19 stories:
A young girl with the virus.
Body spasms everywhere for over a week now. Could barely breathe. My throat & chest are sore from coughing. I had lost my apatite, mental clarity gone, anxiety 1,000%. Still sick but eating again & feeling semi normal mentally. Struggling to digest food.#MyCovidStory290Twitter Ads info and privacy58 people are talking about this
Stay 6 feet away from people, even your loved ones.
Please share your experiences with us. Use #MyCovidStory so we can share together. Your story about the front lines, being sick, how work has changed, or just what your daily life at home is like in this new environment. Video, photo, or text. Encourage others to do the same.Stephanie Avery@denverstu
#MyCovidstory after my husband was frighteningly I’ll and told it was most likely Covid-19 at the hospital (no testing)- he is slowly mending. I’m now sick with it. My lungs feel burnt. On a bright note, my kids started 1st day of homeschool and we’re all still alive.205Twitter Ads info and privacy28 people are talking about this
A mom with the virus (read the thread for the full story)
On 3/12 I started to feel very weak and tired. I blamed it on my insomnia. The next day, I began trembling from being so cold, had a headache, sore throat, nausea and felt achy all over. My temp was at 102. I took some ibuprofen and laid down for awhile. #MyCovidStory67Twitter Ads info and privacy35 people are talking about this
Anxious, frustrated, and scared grocery store workers:
#MyCovidStory I work as a cashier at a grocery store. My job is essential. I am proud to be doing this, especially during this crisis. However, I’m also terrified about bringing the virus home to my 65 year old mother. Please people, #StayHome unless absolutely necessary.Michelle Heckathorn@mheckathor1
#MyCovidStory I’m terrified also. Both my mom and I work at a grocery store. She is older, but will not stay home for financial reasons. I’m scared she will get sick, or I will and won’t be there for her. People keep treating shopping like it is a boredom reliever! #StayAtHome71Twitter Ads info and privacy15 people are talking about this
Making the tough (but morally good) decisions:
My longtime job put me at high risk of contracting COVID-19, and I share living space with a person who is at high risk of death if they get it. I had to choose between risking financial ruin and risking human life. I chose to risk financial ruin. #MyCovidStory289Twitter Ads info and privacy46 people are talking about this
UPS drivers out in the world:
Please share your experiences with us. Use #MyCovidStory so we can share together. Your story about the front lines, being sick, how work has changed, or just what your daily life at home is like in this new environment. Video, photo, or text. Encourage others to do the same.SmartCar@SmartCar13
Working more than ever, knocking on more doors than ever
As a mail carrier my experience is opposite others
Working 10 hour days, 6 days/week, touching a hundred Amazon boxes and hundreds of mailboxes a day
Someone should study if the USPS is spreading COVID 19
Nurses are badasses who deserve everything good in this world!!!
Please share your experiences with us. Use #MyCovidStory so we can share together. Your story about the front lines, being sick, how work has changed, or just what your daily life at home is like in this new environment. Video, photo, or text. Encourage others to do the same.Ms E (a.k.a. COVID nurse)@TheMerrySadist
#mycovidstory I am a nurse, helping to set up the first all COVID hospital in the nation. Exhausted, nervous, and worried how all my colleagues will cope with such difficult and dire work in the coming days.29Twitter Ads info and privacySee Ms E (a.k.a. COVID nurse)’s other Tweets
Healthcare workers helping those who can’t help themselves.
I invite anyone and everyone to participate in this effort to put together the human, individual stories of life during this pandemic. Tag your post with #MyCovidStory and share your experience. https://twitter.com/beauwillimon/status/1242236721745539076 …Beau Willimon✔@BeauWillimonPlease share your experiences with us. Use #MyCovidStory so we can share together. Your story about the front lines, being sick, how work has changed, or just what your daily life at home is like in this new environment. Video, photo, or text. Encourage others to do the same.Bekah whose Ardani is on Nepenthe@rebekah_starks
#MyCovidStory I work w the elderly, I go into their homes as a health care worker every day, & it’s different ppl, so I go into multiple homes a wk. Not only am I potentially exposed EVERY day, but I also put them at risk. I have to go bc most of them cannot do 4 themselves.6Twitter Ads info and privacySee Bekah whose Ardani is on Nepenthe’s other Tweets
Now, not all of these stories are bad and scary and anxiety-inducing. Here are some stories of light and kindness (and maybe a little bit of humor?):
“Not useless anymore.” Judy Taya’s Official Account@Judy_Taya
#MyCovidStory Was feeling useless. Had a lot of time on my hands. Health Care Workers were running out of masks. I started making masks. First batch delivered to a local hospital for use in E.R. and Radiology. Not useless anymore.
The humans are home and all cats are pissed.
My cats are noticeably confused as to why I don’t leave the apartment anymore. They had a whole routine down, and I seem to be getting in the way. #MyCovidStory https://twitter.com/BeauWillimon/status/1242236721745539076 …Beau Willimon✔@BeauWillimonPlease share your experiences with us. Use #MyCovidStory so we can share together. Your story about the front lines, being sick, how work has changed, or just what your daily life at home is like in this new environment. Video, photo, or text. Encourage others to do the same.1,542Twitter Ads info and privacy163 people are talking about this
Dogs as coworkers:
Today, I heard my colleagues whispering before I got in the room and they immediately stopped talking and averted their eyes. I KNOW YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT ME! Office rumor mills are the worst. #WorkFromHomeLife #COVID19 #StayAtHomeOrder #MyCovidStory #dogcoworker
Stay safe, stay at home, wash your hands, keep a 6ft distance from people, don’t touch your face. Hang in there everyone.
By Kelly PeacockUpdated March 25, 2020
COVID-19 Tracker & James 5:15
Confirmed Cases 301,552
Active cases 193,972
Recovered cases 94,625
Fatal cases 12,955
O Lord our heavenly Father, whose blessed Son came not to be served but to serve:
Bless, we beseech thee, all who, following in his steps, give themselves to the service of others; that with wisdom, patience, and courage, they may minister in his name to the suffering, the friendless, and the needs; for the love of him who laid down his life for us, the same thy Son out Savior Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Prayers for health all around the world.
Before you talk about someone, talk to GOD about them first!
When you pray, GOD listens. When you listen, GOD talks. When you believe, GOD works.
It can be so hard to get through just one day… Keep pushing forward & know; you have strength from the Holy Spirit.
I pray for Peace to come upon YOU. The one reading this, I am praying for you!
I do not need to know you; God knows who you are & who I am. He will hear my prayer for you.
Angel of God, my Guardian dear,
To whom God;s love commits me here;
Ever this day, be at my side
To light and guard, to rule and guide.
Thanks be to thee, my Lord Jesus Christ,
For all the benefits thou hast won for me,
For all the pains and insults thou hast borne for me,
O most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother,
May I know thee more dearly,
And follow thee more nearly,
For ever and ever.
Thank You God for the world so sweet,
Thank You for the food we eat.
Thank You for the birds that sing,
Thank You, God for everything.
Have mercy upon us
O God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth,
Have mercy upon us.
O God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy upon us.
O God the Holy Spirit, Sanctifier of the faithful,
Have mercy upon us.
O holy, blessed and glorious Trinity, one God,
Have mercy upon us.
Remember not, Lord Christ, our offenses, nor the offenses of our forefathers; neither renew us according to our sins.
Spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood, and by thy mercy preserve us, forever.
Spare us, good Lord from all evil and wickedness; from sin; from the crafts and assaults of the devil; and from everlasting damnation.
Good Lord, deliver us.
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised
In the city of our God,
In His holy mountain.
You have searched me, Lord, and know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my laying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for the darkness is as light to you.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of the sand – when I awake. I am still with you.
Psalm 139: 1-8
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God.
Father, we thank thee for the night,
And for the pleasant morning light;
For rest and food and loving care,
And all that makes the day so fair,
Help us to do things we should,
To be to others kind and good;
In all we do, in work or play,
To grow more loving every day.
Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise him, all creatures here below; Praise him above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
Lord, I want to help spread your Love and Blessings!