“Look,” said Naomi, “your sister-in-law is going back to her people and her gods. Go back with her."
But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.”
Lord, we bring before you all those who long to return home to life as it was before the pandemic. Knowing that you love them and understand their decision, still we ask that you raise up among them some who, like Ruth, heed the call to journey under your protection to a new life in your service.