My Prayers in Pandemic by Susan Zhou

My Prayer in Pandemic

 By Susan Zhou


Every morning, the gentle sunshine kisses my desk. Not just once, but twice.

Stuck in this place for 70 days, I cannot reunite with my daughter, who is also stuck in Colorado. I cannot celebrate my niece’s commencement in Indiana. I cannot visit my parents in Oakland. Because, family visits are not “essential”.

Today, the death toll is approaching 100,000. It is like we are experiencing another 9/11 every day. But more deadly than the virus is something else. Bias, bigotry, and discrimination, fueled by fear and ignorance, are shaking the core of our American dream.

Lord, hear my prayers:

May every family reunite after separation.

May the spirit of science enlighten people in darkness like sunshine.

May a true leader fearlessly lead America people out of the shadow of death like Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt and across the Red Sea.








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