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Episcopal Diocese of Maine


Episcopal Diocese of Maine
Episcopal Diocese of Maine
 

Coronavirus Updates

The latest news from The Episcopal Diocese of Maine regarding COVID-19

Communications from the Bishop and Other Statements

Town Halls: Weekly Zoom Meetings with Bishop Brown for Clergy Active in Congregations and Wardens:

  • Tuesdays 5:00 PM - Online Conversation via Zoom for Active Clergy and Lay Leaders
  • Please contact Barbara Martin for the link to join by emailing  or calling 207-650-6070. 
  • Find information from past meetings here.

Prayers 

A prayer during the 2020 pandemic
 
Lord Jesus Christ, who fell asleep in a rocking boat before calming a mighty storm; Come to all who are being tossed about by Covid-19. Steady the fears of the healthy, comfort the hearts of the newly diagnosed, and place your steady hand of loving care upon the sick and dying. And as you promised to give us your peace, make us channels of your calm confidence that, steadfast in your assurances, we might model your non-anxious presence in our worried and weary world. This we ask of the Father who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit lives now and forever Amen.
 
Thanks goes to Rebecca Taylor, a retired Christian formation professional from the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts for composing this prayer, and authorizing it to be shared. 
 
For People Critically Ill of Facing Great Uncertainty
God of the present moment,  
God who in Jesus stills the storm 
and soothes the frantic heart; 
bring hope and courage to all 
who wait or work in uncertainty. 
Bring hope that you will make them the equal 
of whatever lies ahead. 
Bring them courage to endure what cannot be avoided, 
for your will is health and wholeness; 
you are God, and we need you.
-Adapted from New Zealand Prayer Book, p. 765
 
For the Sick
Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort and relieve those who are sick, and give your power of healing to those who minister to their needs. May they be strengthened in their weakness and have confidence in your loving care; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. (modified BCP 260) 
 
For Doctors and Nurses
Sanctify, O Lord, those whom you have called to the study and practice of the arts of healing, and to the prevention of disease and pain. Strengthen them by your life-giving Spirit, that by their ministries the health of the community may be promoted and your creation glorified; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 460)  
 
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE AND CONTROL:  https://emergency.cdc.gov 
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