May 14, 2020 Day of Prayer for Humanity

Day of Prayer for Humanity  -  May 14, 2020
Dear fellow believers and brothers and sisters in humanity,

Our world is facing at the moment a great danger that threatens the lives of millions of
people around the world due to the growing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19)
pandemic. While we reaffirm the role of medicine and scientific research in fighting
this pandemic, we should not forget to seek refuge in God, as we face this severe crisis.
Therefore, we call upon all peoples around the world to pray according to each one’s,
respective religious convictions, to observe fast and to do good deeds to end this
pandemic. May each of us, wherever we are, and according to the teachings of our
own respective faith traditions and philosophies, seek divine help to rescue ourselves
and the entire world from this adversity, to inspire scientists to find a cure for the virus
and to save the whole world from the health, economic, and human repercussions of
this serious pandemic.

As part of its efforts to realize the objectives of the Document on Human Fraternity,
the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity proposes Thursday, 14 May 2020 as a Day
of prayers, fasting and works of charity for the good of all humanity. In this regard, the
Committee invites all religious leaders and peoples around the world to respond to this
call together; to beseech God, the Almighty to safeguard the entire world, to help us
overcome this pandemic, to restore security, stability, health, and prosperity, so that,
once this pandemic-crisis is over, our world may become a better place for humanity
and for human fraternity than ever before.

(Adapted from the Communiqué of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity)