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Prayers for / Oraciones por Chalchuapa

Friends, please pray for my village of Chalchuapa, El Salvador. They are under complete shutdown, and the town has been sealed due to a surge of Covid 19 cases. They did a testing blitz of 600 random volunteers on Wednesday, and 159 (over 27%) tested positive. More cases, 110, also today. No one in, no one out. The population in the municipio (county) is about 20,000. This would be like if McLennan county (where Waco is) was reporting over 1,000 cases a day!

A Prayer for New Beginnings

Lord our God, we give you thanks, for you have gathered us by your gracious mercy.  Now waken our minds to righteousness for your sake. O Lord, that our eyes may see your salvation. We are your servants; may your divinity come to dwell in us; may your mercy shelter and protect us. May we who serve you meditate day and night on the love of your commandments, give you constant thanks, and glorify you: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

St. John Mantakuni (Armenian, 420-490)

Una Oración por Nuevos Comienzos

Señor nuestro Dios: Te agradecemos porque nos has reunido por tu santa misericordia. Ahora, despierta nuestras mentes hacia lo recto por amor de tu nombre. O Señor, que nuestros ojos vean tu salvación. Somos tus siervos y siervas; haz que tu divinidad more en nosotros y nosotras; que tu misericordia nos envuelva y nos proteja. Que nosotros que meditamos día y noche en tus mandamientos, te demos gracias constantemente, y te glorifiquemos: Padre, Hijo, y Espíritu Santo, hoy y siempre, y por los siglos de los siglos. Amén.