For those who grieve the deaths of six people,
and all those whose homes are broken
and lives changed, we pray.
For those who grieve the deaths
of four hundred-seventeen from Covid-19
in Oaxaca alone, and those who wait
for more who are ill, we pray.
Companion to us
with shovel and with ventilator,
we are a world of people shaken
in many different ways,
help us to pray for one another. amen.