Colossians 1:9: "For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding..."
Recently the Bishop circulated an article about the effects the pandemic is having on clergy and it mentioned that many of us "lose sleep" while worrying and thinking about our parishioners. It brought to mind the many nights I've stayed awake or simply woke early to pray for parishioners who were suffering or struggling or had simply asked for prayer. I know many of us do. Certainly everyone at St. James has been in our prayers daily: "God, please give everyone at St. James your protection, health, provisions, and peace."
At a time like this, we may not feel like we are doing enough or even feel like we can "do" much at all, but we can always pray. And we are praying for you and we are praying for each other. This ministry of prayer is something we can all do anytime and anywhere, just as St. Paul describes. So let's keep praying for one another to know God's presence and will "in all spiritual wisdom" during this challenging time. Prayer is powerful!