Showing posts with label Covid. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Covid. Show all posts

COVID Prayer - #22

You have Transformed the Face of the Earth

Lord, our God, you have brought us into the middle of a battle: a battle fought with an almost invisible enemy – a virus; a battle fought not by soldiers but by doctors and nurses; a battle not fought by guns and tanks but by simple soaps and medicines; a battle fought not on the battlefield but in our homes and hospitals; a battle fought not as a battalion, but in isolation and self-distancing. You have taught us, Lord, discipline and contentment with little essentials in this battle. You have made us realize, Lord, that the enemy is within and not outside.

A prayer during the time of COVID-19

A prayer during the time of COVID

When human life is disturbed, disrupted, and threatened by the novel coronavirus, we pray to you, God of life. Grant us the compassion, humility and self-discipline to value, care about and protect each life.

Our God, and God of all people: Covid Prayer

Our God, and God of all people:
God of the rich and God of the poor;
God of the healthy and God of the afflicted;
God of those with healthcare, and God of the uninsured;
God of the hoarder, and God of the helper;
God of those who have no God.

God of refuge, we seek your Protection - Covid Prayer

God of refuge, we seek your Protection

Protect the vulnerable from illness: Those who are old and frail, weakened by years and struggle, those who care for others, expending their energy and love; those for whom inability to work means hardship and poverty.

Psalm 23 adapted for this time of Covid

The Lord is our shepherd who guides us and so we don't lack and never will lack anything. He leads us to places of rest and care; and to drink waters of trust. He renews our strength so we do not abandon the path of solidarity because it is there, in our empathy with others where we honour his name.


Even if the church doors remain closed and I can’t participate in the Holy Mass, I will not be distressed, because the blessed Trinity dwells within me. God took residence in my heart when I got baptized into the Church, the body of Christ. Today, when my heart longs for his precious body and blood, when I miss him terribly, the Lord consoles me from within saying, “Child, don’t be sad, I am here within you. I am the infinite one. I am beyond space and time. I am still close. I can hear you; I can feel you.” Now when your heart deeply misses the holy communion, understand that you can always receive me in spiritual communion. When you desire and pray for this, I come to you the same way as I have come before in the holy communion.

COVID - Prayer for Front Line Volunteers

MK 10:43:
But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant.

A Prayer for the Front liners

Heavenly Father, thank you for the front-liners caring for, protecting, and serving our communities, our families, and us. Thank you for these servant leaders, from our own community and those from others, called to this work, trained for such a time as this, daily risking their own health and safety for others. 

Prayer during Corona

YOU made the whole world stop spinning for a while,
YOU silenced the noise that we all have created
YOU made us bend our knees again and ask for a miracle.
YOU closed Your churches so we will realize how dark our world without You in it.
YOU humble the proud and powerful. The economy is crashing, businesses are closing.



The Latin root of the word "quarantine" is "forty". 
  1. a period, originally 40 days, of detention or isolation imposed upon ships, persons, animals, or plants on arrival at a port or place, when suspected of carrying some infectious or contagious disease. a system of measures maintained by governmental authority at ports, frontiers, etc., for preventing the spread of disease.

COVID: Facts Are Proving to Be Stranger Than Fiction

1.     Who would believe?
An Italian delegation present in Somalia has ended its program, but they refused to return to Italy and asked the Somali government to renew their residency.



Red Indian Prayer for the Earth

Red Indian Prayer for the Earth

1.     *Give us hearts to understand;*
Never to take from creation's beauty more than we give;
Never to destroy wantonly for the furtherance of greed;
Never to deny to give our hands for the building of earth's beauty;
Never to take from her what we cannot use.

This year, Easter Sunday - Covid

This year, Easter Sunday falls during the COVID-19 pandemic. A time when we are secluded in our homes and told to wrap our faces in cloth if we dare to go out for groceries or supplies. Walk into the grocery store, and you'll see people wandering quietly through the aisles with gloved hands and masked faces. Get too close, and you'll register a wide-eyed look of alarm on the face of that passer-by. We are in hiding from an invisible beast.

Corona: Holy Week - Prayer of the Faithful -1

Prayer of the Faithful-1
During Corona Virus Pandemic

Merciful God, we entrust to your tender care those who are ill or in pain, particularly those who are affected by the corona virus knowing that whenever danger threatens, your everlasting arms are there to hold them safe.

Our response: R/-: Lord, bring your healing and comfort to your people

Corona Virus: Intercessory Prayers for Holy Week-2

Corona Virus: Intercessory Prayers for Holy Week-2

*Leader:* God of love and hope, you made the world and care for all creation, but the world feels strange right now. The news is full of stories about Corona virus. Some people are worried that they might get ill. Others are anxious for their family and friends. Be with them and help them to find peace. We pray for the doctors and nurses and scientists, and all who are working to discover the right medicines to help those who are ill. Thank you that even in these anxious times, you are with us. Help us to put our trust in you and keep us safe. Let us pray to God, who alone makes us dwell in safety:

COVID – Prayer-18: Open our Locked Doors

Lord, our God,

Your earth whispered but we did not hear. Your earth spoke but we did not listen. Your earth screamed but we turned her off. And so “it” was born...It was not born to punish us… It was born to awaken us…. The earth cried out for help...Massive flooding. But we didn't listen, Lord. Burning fires. But we didn't listen. Strong hurricanes. But we didn't listen. Terrifying Tornadoes. But we didn't listen. We still don't listen to the earth when….. Ocean animals are dying due to pollutants in the waters. Glaciers melting at an alarming rate. Severe drought.

COVID – Prayer-17: You have invaded, Lord, our Hiding Places

Dear Lord, our God,

You have tested your people often through exiles and wars, snake bites and deprivations, under foreign rules and captivities. Even then they have yearned for the junk food of the slavery of Egypt rather than the freedom to be a chosen people. They have bent their backs before idols and made sacrifices to them. They have rebelled against their leaders and scattered their tribes and communities. Through Covid today, Lord, you have brought us back to our families and communities in order to deepen our bonds and connections. And yet we too yearn for the junk food of the market, desire to thumb through the social media for hours and use the “mobility” of the phones to carry it everywhere with their sounds trespassing the peace and sanctity of the family / community and invading their quiet privacy for reflection, meditation or rest.

COVID – Prayer-16: God of our Hope

Lord, our God, 

We dream of a life no longer merely endured but enjoyed, no longer imposed but in-born, no longer coveted but creative, no longer feared but loved. And, Lord, these days, we continue to experience a life that is limited and conditioned. Our hands, called to open, stay closed. Our homes invited to welcome, stay shut. Our churches designed to praise and worship, are silenced. Our hearts remain frozen, O Lord, with fear and anxiety. No, our road leads not to the penetrating sweep of the light of day, but to choking, stifling night, we fear, O Lord.

COVID – Prayer-15: Living by the True Realities of Life

Dear Lord, our God,

As we go through the news of the ravages COVID has created in our world, in our neighbourhoods and in our lives, we console ourselves through the words of our spiritual leader Pope Francis who said, “God has not promised us a sky without storms, roads without accidents, bodies without illnesses, work without fatigue, relationships without misunderstandings and disappointments.” You ask us to learn to find strength in forgiveness, hope in battles, security in the stage of fear, love in discord. You teach us not only to enjoy the smile, but also to reflect on the sadness, not only to celebrate the successes, but to learn lessons from the failures, not only to feel happy with the applause, but to be happy in anonymity. Being happy is not a fatality of destiny, but an achievement for those who can travel within themselves. Blessed be God for these lessons. In Jesus’ name. Amen.