Besides following the precautionary suggestions to reduce the potential for contracting the Coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as the flu, that are being offered by the Center for Disease Control and by every organization you are affiliated with, another thing that we can do as individuals is to pray for the victims of this virus as well as to pray for the caregivers, researchers and all in the support care service.
Below are two prayers provided by our State Vocations Chairman, Brother Mark Lynn, we suggest that you consider praying these each day until the virus has subsided:
Prayer for those Suffering from the Coronavirus
Almighty ever-living God, eternal health of believers, hear our prayers for your servants who are sick with coronavirus: grant them, we implore you, your merciful help, so that, with their health restored, they may give you thanks in the midst of your Church. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
O, Mary, You always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm. You, Salvation of all people, know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection.
Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.