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My smiles, my thoughts, my mumbles, though – these I know, but they are a greater mystery to others now. Open the windows of your soul          And though you may not be able          to touch across the empty square, - Written by Fr. through illness or isolation or anxiety, God wants to be present in all parts of our lives—not just the easy or serene moments. We come before you now in this time of illness asking that you may be the source of our strength in body, courage in spirit and patience in pain. United with our Holy Father Pope Francis, let us pray in solidarity for our brothers and sisters here and around the world who are sick. The Other Side of the Virus, an Opportunity to Awaken... Litany of Solidarity and Hope During a Pandemic, An Examen for Times of Anxiety and Depression, Prayer for People Critically Ill or Facing Great Uncertainty. Take a deep breath and moment of quiet. It is also good to connect our prayer with Scripture. Help me to offer them your tenderness. Amen. This mask takes away power – the power of clear communication but also the possibility to infect. Christmas Season. For public officials.For business leaders.For educators.For innovators and inventors who provide new solutions. Be with the families of those who are sick or have died. Look to God in the midst of your daily challenges. For peace in our city and in our world.For renewed friendships among neighbors.For solidarity and unity among all peoples.For a greater appreciation and love of all humanity. They’re scared, we’re scared. Amen. All over the world people are looking at their neighbors in a new way. We pray for misinformation to be curbedthat fear may take no hold in hearts and minds. Be with the leaders of all nations. Assist us and restore us to health so that united more closely to your family, the Church, we may give praise and honour to your name. For doctors, nurses and medical researchers, I cannot see if you smile or if you scowl. Pray That the Church Will Be a Light. We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Put them away? For Those Infected. For the health and well-being of our nation, For those who are guiding our nation at this time, - By Susan Haarman, Loyola University Chicago, It seems that I return to you most easily when I need comfort, O God. 6. – Lynn Ungar, March 11, 2020 (posted with permission of the author)   for more from this author, view: http://www.lynnungar.com/poems/. I have felt challenged by all the meals I’ve cooked and dishes I’ve washed. Gracious and Loving God,You are our comforter and our hope.Hear our prayers as we come before you.Strengthen us in this time of need.Inspire us to acts of solidarity and generosityand give us hope of a brighter future. Intercessory Prayer in the midst of the spread of COVID-19 O God our Healer, show your compassion for the whole human family that is in turmoil and burdened with illness and with fear. A Coronavirus Prayer Kerry Weber March 02, 2020 A woman wearing a mask prays during Ash Wednesday Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral in Hanoi, Vietnam, Feb. 26, 2020, amid the coronavirus … Lord, graciously hear us. We ask for protection for the elderly and vulnerableto not succumb to the risks of the virus. that they may find relief and recovery: Like a rock settling on the bottom of a lake after it’s thrown in, let yourself settle. It can help us realize who we may often choose not to see or connect with. Amen. Holy Virgin of Guadalupe, Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas. When this is over,may we never againtake for grantedA handshake with a strangerFull shelves at the storeConversations with neighborsA crowded theatreFriday night outThe taste of communionA routine checkupThe school rush each morningCoffee with a friendThe stadium roaringEach deep breathA boring TuesdayLife itself. When I’ve wanted to run, I’ve stayed. May these special people find lasting health and deliverance, and so join us in thanking you for all your gifts. If being calm is hard, acknowledge it. Prayers for all during this time of COVID-19 Adapted from the pastoral letter to the PC(USA) God, our refuge and strength, these are truly trying times for all of us as we face a rapidly spreading virus, with panic buying that has left grocery shelves nearly empty and supplies in great demand. For those who are suffering from physical or emotional abuse.For those who are disproportionately suffering because of societal structures and unjust policies.For those who are struggling with physical or mental disabilities.For those who are overwhelmed by anxiety and stress. Find out more about how to connect and join our Sunday Online Service. The prayers below have been sent to us by Archbishop James Wong, the Primate of the Indian Ocean. Acknowledge how you are feeling in this moment. If you are a person of faith, take a moment to pray with it. What interactions with others were significant to me today?What care and compassion did I show?What was going on in my head during these interactions? A new prayer of intercession for every week during the coronavirus pandemic. I trust you, but I confess … Hear through it? Touch only thoseto whom you commit your life.Center down. “Who was that masked man?”). Get comfortable. Use these bidding prayers as part of your Mass live stream or to pray in your own home. and celebrate Thanksgiving as we’ve done in the past. Know that we are striving to make all of the right decisions and need Your love and power to help us overcome any difficulties. For those who are dying.For those who have died while saving the lives of others.For all who have lost their lives. Intercessions for 2 nd Sunday of Advent Year B – 6 th December 2020. Who can see through your mask? As fear grips our country, let us choose love. We ask this through the Lord Jesus who healed those who believed. - Found on Twitter: Jester D TGM   @JustMeTurtle, What if you thought of itas the Jews consider the Sabbath—the most sacred of times?Cease from travel.Cease from buying and selling.Give up, just for now,on trying to make the worlddifferent than it is.Sing. “A scared world needs a fearless Church.” These words of A.W. that they may make wise decisions: As you think of the ways we are connected or disconnected to one another, pick a connection (or lack thereof) that seems important, significant, or is manifesting itself the strongest. Lord, hear us, Amen. accept these prayers Help us, Lord, to move beyond our masks. and shaping national policies, In light of the increased risks of child sexual abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic, take a look at the Out of the Shadows toolkit developed by the WCC for churches. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. You shall not fear the terror of the night nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that roams in darkness, nor the plague that ravages at noon. 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. Who do you normally choose to reach out and connect to? Love compels us to give and act as one. An English-language translation of the Pope’s prayer is below: O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick. I cannot hear if you whisper an answer to my prayer or brush off my curse. In all things, may we open our hearts and give You thanks. The headlines related to the pandemic coronavirus, known as COVID-19, are steady an unsettling. For those who are lonely.For those who have no one to check on them.For families that are separated. our Saviour Jesus Christ. Prayers in a time of coronavirus Working for your kingdom Lord Jesus, give us the grace to hear your voice, And the strength to continue working for your kingdom in this time of pandemic. With that in mind, I’ve put together a list of 20 prayers to pray during this pandemic. We commend ourselves, and all for whom we pray, that we may be alert to their needs, for the gravely ill and the dying, - Prayer originated from https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-03/pope-francis-prayer-our-lady-protection-coronavirus.html, ignatius calls usto go forthand setthe world on fire we embrace this metaphorbecause we believeour purposeis inextricably linkedto helping othersclarify and attain theirs but how do weset our world on firein this age of sickness,uncertainty,and fear how do weserve and leadwhen weare disconnectedfrom each otherand the physical spacethat unifies our team who will show ushow to press on lives perishwhile the flamesof leadersaround usdance erraticallyin the blisteringwinds of changetheir lightsflickerto near extinctiontheir sparksbarely visiblestruggleto light the way we cannot waitfor themto lead let us turnto our Godandto the sacred lightof the Holy Spiritthat burnsineach of us let our spiritsdraw closerto each otherin spite ofthe distancebetween usand march boldlyinto tomorrow maybe it helpsto imaginethis timeas a dousingof gasolinetossed onto ouralready steadyburning flamesofpurpose and love let this accelerantconsume and quicken usfor the greater good shine onmy friendsmay the bright flamesof our spiritsburning in unisoncreate a bonfirethatsparks hopeignites faithIlluminates loveand lights the way in this uncertain agea time whenour brothers and sistersyearn forpeace and lightwe are calledand stand readyto do magisto do morethan we didbefore toburnbrighter, - by Ray Angle, Assistant Vice President, Career and Professional Development, Gonzaga University. May my anxiety be transformed into love. And during this time when we may not be able to physically wrap our arms around each other, let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors. If being calm is hard, acknowledge it. Lord, hear us, COVID-19 Prayer of Solidarity For all who have contracted coronavirus, we pray for care and healing. A Prayer for Those Who Are Ill with Coronavirus. Let us pray to God, who alone makes us dwell in safety: For all who are affected by coronavirus, through illness or isolation or anxiety, that they may find relief and recovery: Lord, hear us, Lord, graciously hear us. God gifted us with limitless creativity and imagination. What connections do you take for granted in your life? Who do you avoid or refuse to see? Resources. These two saints might be the answer. Yes there is isolation. Public health issues have a way of making us recognize how interwoven our lives are with others in society. Lord, hear us, I pray that we continue to be inclusive and broad in our thinking, that we continue to be imaginative and innovative, that we have the energy required to sustain us. - Adapted from New Zealand Prayer Book, p. 765- Prayer originated from episcopalrelief.org/what-we-do/us-disaster-program/faith-based-response-to-epidemics/. Yes there is sickness. where all are known and cared for: May my prayers and support be with them all. A downloadable PDF for you to use as an individual or as a household. when we are separated from family and friends. Praying during the coronavirus crisis Each Thursday we offer a new prayer amid coronavirus. As we exercise the good sense that you in your mercy provide,may we also approach each day in faith and peace,trusting in the truth of your goodness towards us. Lord, graciously hear us. who alone makes us dwell in safety: For all who are affected by coronavirus, An Examen for Life During COVID-19. Help usto focus on what we havenot on what is removed or changed. Bring hope that you will make them the equalof whatever lies ahead. For patience and perseverance.For calm in the midst of fear.For the grace to overcome adversity. Simply acknowledge them, pay attention, and listen to where God may be speaking. Below are their incredible stories, as well as prayers invoking their powerful intercession. This coronavirus prayer can be used by individuals or groups to ask for God’s intervention and protection from infectious disease epidemics like the coronavirus. Thank you for all the love I’ve been blessed withand help me in the moments ahead. Help us. Loving God, Your desire is for our wholeness and well being. If you find yourself frustrated or stressed, acknowledge it. May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close remember those who have no options. Love compels us to fight against coronavirus alongside our sisters and brothers living in poverty. Today Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples      are preparing to welcome      and shelter the homeless, the sick, the weary. Dr. William J Barber IIBack to Top. who is our refuge and stronghold. 1. that our neighbourhoods may be places of trust and friendship, “Pandemic” is a frightening word, and I can easily feel confused or helpless to respond. By noon, most of us have already faced challenges, and we may think we can handle these things alone; but the Lord says otherwise—we must look to and depend on Him. May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market remember those who have no margin at all. Prayer of Pope Francis During the Coronavirus Pandemic. Merciful God,Open my heart and mind to be fully present to those I interact with throughout the day.Allow me to listen to others without passing judgement or haste to solve what I cannot change.Give me patience and understanding and grant me grace in my shortcomings.Be with me in times of fatigue and lift me up with the strength to carry out your compassionate love to all those I meet. I pause (breathe in and out) and resolve to love myself more tomorrow. Prayers for those with the Coronavirus, those who care for them, and those who are suffering from anxiety during this stressful time. - Prayer by Cameron Wiggins Bellm. Merciful God, hear our fervent prayer for all who suffer from the coronavirus. May they be at rest with you in your eternal peace. I have felt your presence in our continuous striving for better, striving to find solutions that serve the greatest number of people in the best way possible with the least risk of harm. Two saints miraculously cured plagues: St. Roch and St. Rosalie. What connections to others are you becoming more aware of? I implore you to come to our aid and protect us from COVID (coronavirus). They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise       You can hear the birds again. 2 | Prayers About this booklet You will find here a small collection of prayers for personal and group use at this challenging time in our lives, when we are struggling to find words to express how we feel. But not to you, Lord. I pause (breathe in and out) and ask that in the darkness, I see your light and in my fear, I feel your strength. To Love. Pray for the new coronavirus to stop spreading. (What scar did the Phantom’s mask hide? When I wanted to hide, I’ve faced the day. - Prayer originated from https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2020/03/02/coronavirus-prayer. 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