Suggested Prayers

A Prayer for Today

Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.”  Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.
Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care.
Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbours from helping one another.
Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.
Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.
Be with those who have died from the virus. May they be at rest with you in your eternal peace.
Be with the families of those who are sick or have died.  As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. May they know your peace.
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.
Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve.
Jesus Christ, heal us.
Amen

 

Act of Contrition

'My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Saviour Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.'

 

Prayer for a Spritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen

 

Prayer to St Jude, the Patron Saint of Desparate Cases for Hope in Desparation  courtesy of the Dominican Shrine of Saint Jude Dominican Friars

Most holy Apostle, Saint Jude Thaddeus, friend of Jesus, I place myself in your care at this difficult time. Help me know that I need not face my troubles alone. Please join me in my need, asking God to send me: consolation in my sorrow, courage in my fear, and healing in the midst of my suffering. Ask our loving Lord to fill me with the grace to accept whatever may lie ahead for me and my loved ones, and to strengthen my faith in God's healing powers. Thank you, Saint Jude Thaddeus, for the promise of hope you hold out to all who believe, and inspire me to give this gift of hope to others as it has been given to me.           V. Saint Jude, Apostle of Hope         R. Pray for us!

 

St Francis de Sales Prayer
 
Do not look forward in fear to the changes and chances of this life; rather, look to them with full confidence that, as they arise, God, to whom you belong, will in his love, lead you safely through all things. He has guided you thus far in life, and He will lead you safely through all trials; and when you cannot stand it, God will carry you in His arms.  Do not fear what may happen tomorrow; the same understanding Father who cares for you today, will take care of you then and every day.  He will either shield you from suffering or will give you unfailing strength to bear it.  Be at peace then and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.  Amen

 

The Rosary  Information on praying the rosary can be found here

 

Divine Mercy  Information on the Divine Mercy Chaplet can be found here   

Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion - inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.      Amen.

 

The Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales Liturgy Office has prepared Prayers for use during a time of ‘flu and illness. This contains general prayers for health and also a note about Spiritual Communion and praying during Self-Isolation. You can access their page here.

 

Monday's Prayers for the Parish and each other. here

 

To open a free online copy of the Magnificat magazine click here

 

Further Prayer Resources:

https://pray-as-you-go.org/

https://www.cbcew.org.uk/

 

Further Mass opportunities:

A Sunday Mass by Fr Denis Mcbride C.Ss.R. from Redemptorist Publications available from 12 noon on Saturdays here

You can also watch daily Masses from America in English here 

Further Masses / Services here