by Dr. Eugene Fisher
Our Father, Avinu, we bow our heads and hearts in prayer. Many of your People, the Jewish People, who by Your Grace survived the Holocaust in Europe, have been infected by and died from coronavirus. This saddens the hearts not only of Jews, but people of all faiths, especially Christians, who were the major perpetrators of the Shoah. We Christians today, repenting for what Christians then did, join with the Jewish People in praying today for the survivors of Nazi genocide. We Christians join with the Jewish People in calling on people of all faiths to pray for these good people, stricken a second time, this time by a pandemic which is out of control and killing many innocent people of all faiths. Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, people of all faiths must come together in prayer in this country and around the world, for the survivors of genocide who are in danger and who have died. May they rest in your Peace, Oh Lord. And may their memory be for a blessing.