Prayers

Prayers

Bishop Alan shared the following prayer:

Cardinal Hollerich SJ and Cardinal Bagnasco, Presidents of COMECE and CCEE respectively, have published a prayer for this time of infection with the COVID-19 virus for use in our communities across the continent of Europe. 

God our Father, Creator of the world, almighty and merciful, out of love for us

You sent your Son into the world as the doctor of our souls and our bodies,

look upon your children who, in this difficult time of confusion and dismay in many regions of Europe and the world, turn to you seeking strength, salvation and relief,

deliver us from illness and fear, heal our sick, comfort their families, give wisdom to our rulers,

energy and reward to our doctors, nurses and volunteers, eternal life to the dead. Do not abandon us in the moment of trial but deliver us from all evil.

We ask this of Thee, who with the Son and the Holy Spirit, live and reign for ever and ever.  Amen.

Mary, mother of health and hope, pray for us!

Meanwhile, the Liturgy Office of the Bishops’ Conference has prepared Prayers for use during a time of ‘flu and illness. The pdf below contains general prayers for health and also a note about Spiritual Communion and praying during Self-Isolation:

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