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A Prayer for Healthcare Workers during this time of the Coronavirus COVID-19.
(from the Irish Bishops’ Conference)
we place into your care
all our doctors, nurses and healthcare workers.
Give them courage of heart
and strength of mind and body.
Keep them safe from harm.
May they know our deep gratitude
for all they are doing
to heal and help those affected by
God of all consolation
may they know your protection and peace.
Bless them in these challenging days
and bless their families.
A Prayer for our Priests as they exercise their ministry during this time of the Coronavirus COVID-19
(from the Irish Bishops’ Conference)
Be with our priests this day as they seek
to minister to your people.
May you be a guiding and protective presence with them
as they bring the consolation and hope of Your word
and the grace and nourishment of Eucharist
to those entrusted into their care.
Grant them the strength of mind and body,
keep them safe to do your will,
And give them the courage and peace
to face each day with trust and confidence in You.
Into your hands O God, we commend them;
fill them with your grace and healing. Amen.
The prayer of those who see their loved ones dying.
Death is approaching.
It may come very soon.
Life slips away, because of a virus
I look around and see so much care,
In the hospital and at home.
I long for this suffering to end.
Let love be our strength
Our love for one another
And God’s love for all of us
Let this time remind us again
Of how helpless we can be,
How helpless we are,
Unless we allow God to help us.
I turn to him,
and ask for protection, and life and healing.
Lord, I see your mother and our mother,
in the midst of all of this,
accompanying some on their journey home to you,
taking others by the hand and restoring them to their families.
She can do this because she is full of your love.
I see Mary, pondering all that is happening
And I hear her saying for all of us, let your will be done.
Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Novena to Saint Thérèse to ask for her help in the Coronavirus crisis
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
On the eve of the liberation of France
You were proclaimed on the 3rd May 1944,
Secondary patron of France just like Saint Joan of Ark
Following the path of the Virgin Mary.
Today our country, France and the whole world
Is experiencing the plight of the Coronavirus which is decimating and worrying the people.
Saint Thérèse, we are asking you to intercede with Jesus
So that this illness is eradicated.
We pray to you Thérèse for the caregivers and for those people
Who, relentlessly, take care of those who are ill.
We pray to you Thérèse for the politicians and those who hold responsibilities
Who must make crucial decisions.
We pray to you Thérèse for the companies which are in difficulty
And for all of those people who are unable to go to work.
We pray to you Thérèse for all of the families who have been affected
By this illness, death and confinement.
With you Saint Thérèse we would like to give thanks
For the gestures of solidarity kindled during this ordeal.
Saint Thérèse, you who promised to let fall a shower of roses,
Keep us in faith and in peace,
Welcome into Heaven the numerous deceased
Obtain for us from Jesus resurrected from the dead,
The fall and end of this pandemic
As a gift of love from the Father, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Together with you Thérèse, I say: Our Father
Together with you Thérèse, I say: Hail Mary
Glory be to the Father and to Son and to the Holy Spirit
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,
World without end. Amen.
Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face pray for us.