On this World AIDS Daywe remember all whose lives are blighted by HIV and AIDS, and hold them lovingly in our thoughts, members with us and with Jesus in the human family. We remember too those who tend the sick and the dying, those who search for new treatments and for a cure.
O God, healer and comforter, be with all who suffer and all who strive to end the suffering. May your Advent hope be made real to those who struggle with sickness and despair. And God, when the world's griefs make us weary, help us still to care. We ask this in the spirit of Jesus.