who touched the sick,
who blessed those named unclean,
who let Mary touch you with her tears,
and whose own body was pierced by the nails,
come and be with us now in these times.
When we have to be untouchable to one another for a time,
show us how to love.
When bodies and souls are deeply wounded,
help us to heal one another.
When we long for communion with each other
give us patience to wait and endure.
Bind us as your body when we must be separated,
and bring the world to itself again so that life in all its fullness may return.