Source: Fr. Mathew Vattamattam, CMF
Superior General of the Claretians,
Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
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Let us come together in this virtual space
to pray during the Coronavirus epidemic.
Let us pray.
O God, you are the source of all good.
We come to you to invoke your mercy.
You created the universe with harmony and beauty,
but we with our pride...
we have destroyed the course of Nature and caused an ecological crisis
affecting our health
and the well-being of the human family.
For that we ask your forgiveness.
O God, look mercifully on our condition
today as we are in the midst of a new viral epidemic.
Let us experience your fatherly care again.
Restore the order and harmony of Nature
and recreate a new mind and heart in us
so that we can take care of our earth
as faithful guardians.
O God, we entrust to you
all the sick and their families,
bring healing to their body, mind and spirit,
by letting them participate in your Son's Paschal Mystery.
Help all members of our society
to carry out their task
and to strengthen the spirit of solidarity between them.
Support front-line doctors and health workers,
social workers and educators.
Come to the aid
of those who need resources
to safeguard their health.
We believe that it is You
who guide the course of human history
and that your love can change our fate for the better,
whatever our human condition.
Give a firm faith to all Christians,
so that even in the midst of fear and chaos
they can carry on the mission you have entrusted to them.
O God, bless our human family with abundance
and dispel all evil from us.
Deliver us from the epidemic that is striking us...
so that we may praise and thank you with a renewed heart.
Because You are the Author of Life,
and with Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in unity with the Holy Spirit,
live and reign, one God, for ever and ever.
Fr. Mathew Vattamattam, CMF