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Useful Prayers during the Covid-19 Pandemic
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OUR LADY’S PRAYER FOR THE SICK: Our Lady dictated the following prayer to Jelena, one of the locutionists from Medjugorje:

O my God, this sick person here before You has come to ask You what he desires and what he believes to be the most important thing for himself. Grant, O God, that these words enter into his heart: “It is important to be healthy in the soul!”

Lord, may Your Holy Will be done unto him in everything. If You wish that he be healed, may he be given health. But if Your Will is different, may he continue to bear this cross. I pray to You also for us who intercede for him. Purify our hearts so as to make us worthy of Your Holy Mercy to be given through us.

Protect him and relieve his sufferings. May Your Holy Will be done unto him. Through him may Your Holy Name be revealed. Help him to bear his cross with courage. (Pray the Glory Be prayer three times)

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Prayers from CAFOD 'in a time of Coronavirus', taken from here

SECAM, the Symposium of the Episcopal Conferences in Africa and Madagascar, has suggested the following prayer for all those affected by the coronavirus:

Almighty and merciful Father, who show your love to all your creation.

We come before you asking for a quick control of the Coronavirus currently ravaging our world.

Hear graciously the prayers we make for those affected by the virus in various parts of the world.

Grant healing to the sick, eternal life to the dead and consolation to the bereaved families.

We pray that an effective medicine to combat the sickness be speedily found.

We pray for the relevant governments and health authorities that they take appropriate steps for the good of the people.

Look upon us in your mercy and forgive us our failings. Amen. 

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Loving, ever-living and compassionate God,

You understand the pain of loss, the heartache of bereavement,
May we hold in our hearts all those whose families or friends have died.

You are a light that shines in the darkest times,
Guide us and heal us in our sickness and sorrow.

You comfort us in times of fear,
May we comfort each other, even as we keep apart.

You console and lead us in times of doubt and confusion,
May we follow the light of your love and spread hope.

You move our hearts to acts of generosity,
May we be led to share what we have with those in need.

God of life,

We thank you for the signs of your light in the midst of our darkness,
May we be signs of your compassion in the heart of your world. 

Amen.
Prayer: Linda Jones/CAFOD

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Infinite power and love
Lord God, we entrust to you the families and communities affected by Coronavirus, wherever they may be.

We pray especially for health care workers, that you may guide and protect them.

We pray that your Spirit might inspire those researching new medicines and treatments.

And in the midst of this, keep us strong in faith, hope and love. Grant us the courage and perseverance to be good neighbours.

May the words of your Son Jesus Christ in the Our Father, be our prayer as we entrust ourselves and all of us who are affected to your infinite power and love. 

Amen.
Adapted from an Ebola prayer by Caritas Guinea

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Your loving care
Lord Jesus, when you walked with us on earth you spread your healing power.

We place in your loving care all who are affected by Coronavirus.

Keep us strong in faith, hope and love.

Bring relief to our sick,

console our bereaved,

protect those who care for us.

We lift our prayer to you Lord,

and trust in your infinite mercy,

as we wait for the daybreak.
Amen.

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Pope Francis' Coronavirus Prayer**

"O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.

We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.

At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith.

You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.

We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us:

He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.

We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.

Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin." 

**Translation by Catholic News Service of the prayer Pope Francis recited by video on March 11th for a special Mass and act of prayer asking Mary to protect Italy and the world during of the coronavirus pandemic.

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A Prayer Amid an Epidemic By Kerry Weber, an executive editor of 'America Magazine' (The Jesuit Review). download

"Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.” At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.

Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care.

Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbors from helping one another.

Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.

Jesus Christ, you traveled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.” Come to our aid now, that we may experience your healing love.

Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.

Be with those who have died from the virus. May they be at rest with you in your eternal peace.

Be with the families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. May they know your peace.

Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace.

Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth.

Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few, Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace.

Jesus Christ, heal us."

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O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick. At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith. You……. know what we need.

We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us: He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen. 

We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

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Vatican: ‘ Mass in time of Pandemic’ click (English pp 8+9)

Good Friday intercession prayer Against Coronavirus: “Let us pray also for all those who suffer the consequences of the current pandemic, that God the Father may grant health to the sick, strength to those who care for them, comfort to families and salvation to all the victims who have died. [Continues after a moment of silent prayer] Almighty ever-living God, only support of our human weakness, look with compassion upon the sorrowful condition of your children who suffer because of this pandemic; relieve the pain of the sick, give strength to those who care for them, welcome into your peace those who have died and, throughout this time of tribulation, grant that we may all find comfort in your merciful love. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.”

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The '1 million Lord's Prayer' to slow and stop the Coronavirus, currently circulating by text:

'Father God in the mighty name of Jesus! I pray, speak and declare healing all over the land! We are standing and trusting in your promises! By your stripes we are healed! Touch the minds and hearts of our leaders! I humbly ask that your will be done! I pray a special blessing over the ones that are reading this prayer and passing it on to others! I declare and decree Victory in Jesus! Amen! Glory God! Amen!

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Light in the darkest times: "A light that shines in the dark, a light that darkness could not overpower." John 1:5

 ' Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by'. Isaiah 26:20

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