Prayers

 

A Prayer to Saint Sebastian
Protector against Plague

Saint Sebastian,
guard and defend us,
morning and evening,
every minute of every hour,
and diminish the strength
of the illness which is threatening us.

We put our trust in God,
in Our Lady,
and in you, Holy Martyr.

Be with us always,
and by your merits and prayers
keep us safe and sound.
Amen.

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,
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.
Amen.

A Prayer for those Self-Isolating

God our Father,
Creator of the world,
almighty and merciful,
out of love for us
you sent your Son into the world
as the doctor of our souls and our bodies
Look upon your children who,
in this difficult time of confusion
and dismay inĀ  our country and our world,
turn to you seeking strength,
salvation and relief.
Deliver us from illness and fear,
heal our sick, comfort their families,
give wisdom to our rulers,
energy and reward
to our doctors, nurses and volunteers,
eternal life to the dead.
Do not abandonĀ us in the moment of trial
but deliver us from all evil.
We ask this of you,
who with the Son and the Holy Spirit,
live and reign for ever and ever.
Amen.

Mary, mother of health and hope, pray for us!

Amen.