Lord God, we are thankful that life is slowly returning to normal in China. After more than 80,000 citizens were infected by Covid-19 and more than 3,000 died, people are eager to reconnect with others and proceed with their previous routines. We celebrate that the country has recorded zero new infections in several days, and that restrictions are being comfortably lifted. We pray for leaders as they seek to restore their nation’s economy and social order. We know that so many people have been taxed beyond measure during this time: medical professionals, janitorial workers, those providing “life-supporting” services, etc. We ask that you restore them. May they find peace and renewal in you. We also pray that medical professionals and researchers will continue learning about this terrible virus so that the entire world can benefit from this knowledge. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.