A special prayer for deliverance from the coronavirus

(The following prayer was composed by one of our Sisters and has the approval of our Bishop to be used publicly. Be assured of our on-going prayers for the Church and the world at this time—The Dominican Nuns in West Springfield, MA.)

O God, Father of humanity, and our Father, you created us in your image and likeness. You gave us your commandments to guide us on our journey in this life that we might be happy here and hereafter. You sent your beloved Son to suffer, die and rise again that he might redeem us from our sins. You gave us your Holy Spirit to sanctify us.

As in days of old, you saved your people in many and various ways, so now, O Father of humanity, come to our aid in this COVID-19 virus pandemic as it attacks humanity itself. In your kindness and mercy, halt its spread. Give us grace to be disciplined and follow the guidance of our leaders. Bless and protect all those in healthcare, who risk their lives in caring for your children. Heavenly Father, enlighten and guide us to find a remedy for this disease. Show now, in our day and age, your tender mercy and love for all your children; help us in our need and deliver us. May you be forever praised, honored, loved and adored. We ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.