PRAYER TO OUR LORD FOR THE GRACE OF HEALING AND PROTECTION
Lord Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages curing every disease and illness. At your command, the sick were made well.
Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.
Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their health and strength. Heal us from our fear, which prevents neighbours from helping one another.
Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.
Good Lord, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.
May those who have died from the virus rest in peace and rise in glory.
Be with the families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair.
Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace.
Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with prudence and charity for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve.
Stay with us, Lord, and grant us your peace. Amen.
God our Father, hear our prayer:
For those who are unwell and concerned for loved ones;
for those who were already very anxious;
for those immune suppressed or compromised;
for those vulnerable because of underlying conditions;
for those in the ‘most at risk to coronavirus’ categories;
for those watching their entire income stream dry up;
for those who have no choice but to go out to work;
for those who are afraid to be at home ;
for those who are more lonely than they’ve ever been;
for those who are bereaved and grieving.
We ask you – be their healer, comfort and protection, be their strength, shield and provision, be their security, safety and close companion. Lord, hear us.