Although Paul and Karen are not on the front lines of caring for people at UPMC…they see the doctors, nurses, therapists, custodial workers, and others who are in constant contact with people who are sick. These are the first-responders to the attack we are enduring as a community and nation. Let us lift up these people and families in our prayers. And remember to thank them when we see them at work.
We should also remember those serving us in grocery stores, pharmacies, the bus drivers, postal workers, police and firefighters who are not staying at home, but are serving us.
O Lord our heavenly Creator, who sent your Son not to be served but to serve:
we ask you to bless all who, following in steps of Jesus, give themselves to the service of others;
that with wisdom, patience, and courage,
they may minister in his name to the suffering, the friendless, and the needy;
for the love of him who laid down his life for us, your Son our Savior Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.