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Special Prayers for these Times

Medi Alert.pngPrayer For Doctors and Nurses

O merciful Father, who have wonderfully fashioned man in your own image, and have made his body to be a temple of the Holy Spirit, sanctify, we pray you, our doctors and nurses and all those whom you have called to study and practice the arts of healing the sick and the prevention of disease and pain. Strengthen them in body and soul, and bless their work, that they may give comfort to those for whose salvation your Son became Man, lived on this earth, healed the sick, and suffered and died on the Cross. Amen.

 


Prayer of Protection from the Coronavirus

O God Almighty, Lord of heaven and earth, and of all creation visible and invisible,
in Your ineffable goodness, look down upon Your people gathered in Your Name.
Be our helper and defender in this day of affliction.
You know our weakness.  You hear our cry in repentance and contrition of heart.
O Lord Who loves mankind deliver us from the impending threat of the coronavirus.
Sent Your Angel to watch over us and protect us.
Grant health and recovery to those suffering from this virus.
Guide the hands of physicians, and preserve those who are healthy
that we may continue to serve You in peace
and glorify Your Most Honorable and Majestic Name, of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
now and forever and to the ages of ages.

Amen.

 

Prayer for Protection From COVID-19

This prayer in these fearful times was composed by Archbishop Jose Gomez of the Roman Catholic Dioces of Los Angeles.

Our Lady of Guadalupe.jpgHoly Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.

Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.

For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.

In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.

We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.

Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.