Welcome, friends, to Friday Favorites. The world seems a bit different this week, doesn’t it? There is fear and anxiety over the rapidly emerging public health crisis. There is disappointment as events are cancelled and loneliness creeps in. There is concern for the most vulnerable in our society.
This week, Prasanta Verma and I offer prayers and posts to help us in these troubled times. The first four links below concern the Coronavirus and our spiritual response to it. We also have a post on holding on to hope and a beautiful resource for Lent.
Keep prayer, hope, and beauty in your lives this week and always.
Love from Lisa and Prasanta
A Coronavirus Prayer via Kerry Weber (a prayer for this time)
Social Distancing with Jesus via Michelle Van Loon (finding comfort and courage in a time of concern)
The Spiritual Practice of Social Distancing via Charlotte Donlon (social distancing to protect the vulnerable among us)
The Surprising Gift of Cancelling Plans and Staying Home via Lesley Sebek Miller (with forced stillness and quarantines, we have the opportunity for quality time and creativity . . . what will you do with this gift?)
Are You Tending a Deep Hope? via April Yamasaki (when you’re tending a deep hope yet not seeing results)
The Lent Project via Biola University (daily Scripture reading, artwork, poem, and devotional–beautifully done)