Art by: Molly Costello Art and Design

Today, on June 15, 2021, the U.S. hit 600,000 lives lost from the covid-19 pandemic. I wrote this prayer in response, thinking of our collective grief.

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God who wept, acquainted with sorrow,
Your tear-streaked face and snot-smeared cloak
were visible signs of how deeply you loved.

You said “yes” to the fullness of human experience,
and you know what it means to hold grief.

So hold us in our grief today.

Hold us who feel the weight of 600,00 intimately-
in the empty space of a bed once occupied,
the missing chair…

Erina Kim-Eubanks

Co-Pastor @bethelcommunitysl | Director of Advocacy @fphayward | pastor, activist, writer | married to @eubanksme | co-author of @lentenlament | she/her

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