PRAY WITH US
As we take steps to protect ourselves and others physically from the spread of COVID-19, let us also remember to turn to God for protection and healing. Below are some prayers that you can include in your daily routine and we invite you to join us in praying for peace, protection, and healing.
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Lord Jesus, you came into the world to heal our infirmities and to endure our sufferings. You went about healing all and bringing comfort to those in pain and need. We come before you now in this time of illness asking that you may be the source of our strength in body, courage in spirit and patience in pain. May we join ourselves more closely to you on the cross and in your suffering that through them we may draw our patience and hope. Assist us and restore us to health so that united more closely to your family, the Church, we may give praise and honor to your name.
Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Pope Francis offered a prayer to the Virgin Mary on Wednesday, March 11, 2020,
in a video message to mark the Diocese of Rome’s day of prayer and fasting for the coronavirus emergency.
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