Prayers During this Continuing Pandemic

God is our refuge and strength; A very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

O Lord, as you lifted once a paralyzed man from his bed, we ask you to come and visit us, and raise our bodies and spirits.

Hear, our prayer O Lord.

Grant to us the gift of your Holy Spirit, that our bodies and souls may be protected from infirmity.

Lord, Have mercy.

And we pray for those who are now suffering from Covid and other illness: we beseech you, O Lord, to visit them, encourage them, and heal them according to your great lovingkindness.

Lord, Have mercy.

As you once listened to the cry of the Canaanite woman, we beseech you to hear our voice, for our friends and family hit hard by this disease in our community, nation, and world.

Lord, Have mercy.

And we pray Lord for the medical personnel who care for the sick.

Be their Rock of Ages. Bless them, O Lord! (pause and pray by name for any doctor, nurse, or medical staff you may know)

Please bless all clergy, scientists, researchers, public health officials, counselors, teachers, and many others who are at the forefront of the care of our communities.

Be their strength and wisdom!

 And for all of us, Lord, guide us so that this may be a time of reflection and good will to work to eradicate the diseases that threaten our bodies, and the hate that threatens our souls.

Lord, Have mercy.

O God our help in ages past, the God who heals us and comforts us: incline your ear to us, and grant, in your mercy, the prayers of your people.


By Carlos Colon

Composer, liturgist of global sacred music

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