The power of Prayer
We’ve been instructed to “shelter in place,”
“Wash your hands,” and “cover your face.”
We must stay inside away from our friends
‘Til the threat of this deadly virus ends.
The coronavirus is what it’s called.
Schools are closed and some businesses stalled.
People are hoarding things from the store
For fear they won’t be allowed to get more.
Doctors and nurses must tend to the ill
Until they too become sick, while fearing they will.
“Social distancing” are the words of the day.
People must stay six feet away.
TV and internet constantly inform us all.
And Zoom is a way friends can join in one call.
Musicians are offering free concerts on air.
What a soothing way to share comfort and care!
Individuals and companies are now making masks.
People help neighbors with everyday tasks.
Car companies make ventilators to help meet the demand.
More are needed in hospitals all over the land.
Scientists work on vaccines to keep people well.
If they’re successful only time can tell.
There is no cure yet to help us live.
We must follow advice that the experts give.
Many people will die. It’s just a fact,
But there are guidelines that we all must enact;
“Stay at home, wash your hands, and shield your face!”
Trust the world will survive through God’s good grace.