Corona Virus Prayer

​Let us pray together so that we may beat this scourge that is upon us:

Heavenly Father,
We are living in a time of uncertainty and fear.
In our search for answers and reassurance, we are often left with more questions and greater anxiety.
As we navigate this challenging time, it is easy to give into worry and fear, yet our faith reminds us that You are always with us, and You will never abandon us.
We ask that You provide us with the peace and calm we are seeking.
Protect us from this virus — especially those who are most vulnerable — and help to heal all those who are ill.
Protect and guide all the medical personnel who are faced with the tremendous task of tending to the sick.
We also pray that You provide the scientists and researchers with the knowledge, insight and skills they need to find effective treatments and to create vaccines to prevent future illnesses.

In the days and weeks ahead, let us find comfort in the reassuring words of the Bible: “The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” (Deuteronomy 31:8)

​Pray to the following saints for their intercession during this pandemic:

  • St. Roch (patron saint of epidemics)
  • St. Rosalia (rescued the city of Sicily in Italy from a deadly plague in 1625)
  • Fourteen Holy Helpers (a group of 14 saints who came to be invoked by European Catholics in the 14th century against the deadly plague also called “The Black Death”)
  • St. Edmund (patron saint for victims of pandemics)
  • Saint Jude (patron saint of desperate cases)
  • St. Luke the Evangelist (patron saint of physicians)