To: Nevada Interfaith Association
From: Nevada Prayer Breakfast Committee
EMBRACING COMMUNITY IN PRAYER DURING COVID-19
In the spirit of responsibility and community well-being, the Nevada Interfaith Association had to cancel the much-anticipated annual Nevada Prayer Breakfast scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Despite the disappointment, we know that we do best when we work together for the mutual well-being of our community.
The NPB 2020 Planning Committee has organized a way for us to stay connected virtually in prayerful support of our state and community this week from April 6 through April 12, during which time we would have normally come together in person.
Here, then, are prayers, reflections, meditations and messages from members of our NPB 2020 Planning Committee, members of the NIA Coordinating Council and other leaders of our diverse interfaith community.
We send every wish for our individual and common health as we offer intercession for the health of our community, our state, our nation and the world. And we hope these messages bring comfort, solace and some joy in this uncertain and unprecedented time.
In the spirit of health and well-being, we urge all spiritual and religious communities to follow the directives of our Nevada mayors of our governor and of the CDC and World Health Organization. Please practice sheltering at home and social distancing to protect yourselves and the ones you love.
For up to date information on the Covid-19 pandemic, please refer to these helpful web sites:
MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR OF RENO TO THE INTERFAITH COMMUNITY
“Our world is forever changed because of the pandemic that has taken the health and lives of so many across the planet. Yet this is not a time for fear and panic, but rather a time to reflect on the true meaning of life and humanity. For those who observe their faith, and for those agnostic, atheistic or unaffiliated with religion, we are all united. We are united by our common good and the connections we all share, no matter our differing beliefs and practices. We will rise together and thrive.”
Mayor Hillary Schieve