A Holy Spirit Parish Prayer in Time of Corona-Virus

Almighty and All–loving God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
We know You did not send this pandemic upon us.
We know that You weep with us…
We pray to You through Christ the Healer –
For those who suffer from the Coronavirus – Covid–19,
In our land and across the whole world.
We pray too, for all who reach out to those who mourn the loss
Of each and every person who has died
as a result of contracting the disease.
We pray especially for all those who will die today, alone,
Abandoned, or with no one to be with them at the hour of their death.
And so, we pray with Mother Mary,
that she may console them in their final hour.
Hail Mary, full of Grace
The Lord is with Thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women,
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb…
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,
Now, and at the hour of our [their] death.

Loving God…
Give Wisdom to policy-makers,
To set aside political agendas
For the good of all, great and small.
Please continue to give skill to healthcare professionals and researchers,
Divine Grace to doctors and nurses and all who staff our hospitals,
Comfort to everyone in anguish,
And a sense of Calm to us all in these days of uncertainty and distress.
This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord
Who showed compassion to the outcast,
Acceptance to the rejected,
And love to those… to whom no love was shown.
We know, Lord, You hear us,
Teach us how to pray.
Help us to see how You are answering us, so that we,
Your people of Holy Spirit Parish,
May continue in prayer in these times of trial and tribulation.
Trusting in You.
We pray, now and forevermore.

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