In March of this year, the World Council of Churches (WCC) prepared a new prayer book, “Voices of Lament, Hope and Courage.”
The prayer book served not only as a guide for the special upcoming WCC “Week of Prayer in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic” (March 22-27, 2021) but also as a resource for expression by local, regional and global gatherings throughout the year.
Featured in this resource is a prayer from CCC General Secretary Pastor Peter Noteboom:
“Now, with a shift in public attention, we pray for a just transition and recovery: That public policy puts people’s health and well-being first, no exceptions.
That we strengthen the social safety net, especially for people in long-term care homes. That we experience solidarity and equity across communities, generations, and borders, also in the availability of vaccines for all.”
We continue to lift up the needs of our communities, country, and the world as the vaccine effort continues.