A Memorial Prayer for Covid-19 Victims

Posted on: Thursday April 23, 2020

אל מלא רחמים, שוכן במרומים, המצא מנוחה נכונה תחת כנפי השכינה

Exalted, compassionate God who dwells in the heavens, grant true rest in Your sheltering presence to the souls of those who have died alone these past months, without family or friends to hold their hands or sit at their bedsides, because of the dangers of the coronavirus.

Master of Mercy, please grant these souls the comfort and warmth they were denied in their last days. May their memory be a blessing and may they be held eternally beneath Your sheltering wings.

Remember, too, the souls of those who contracted the virus while caring for others--the health care professionals, those who work with the elderly, essential workers of all kinds, chaplains, and faith leaders. In their memory we pray. May our lives reflect a measure of their bravery and dedication.

May all of these souls be bound up in the bond of life and may they be remembered with honor.

ה׳ הוא נחלתם. וינוחו בשלום על משכבותיהם

(by JTS senior rabbinical student Jessica Fisher)