PRAYER RESOURCES

Live Streaming Catholic Masses

Listing of livestreamed and broadcast (radio and TV) Masses via the website of the Archdiocese of Baltimore:  https://www.archbalt.org/online-mass/  

 

Magnificat (online version of daily Mass):

 https://mailchi.mp/magnificat.com/offering-free-online-access-for-all?e=e4a48fdb5c

Readings of the day:  http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/index.cfm

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website

Liturgy of the Hours (Divine Office)

Ebreviary:  https://www.ebreviary.com/

Divine Office:  https://divineoffice.org/welcome/

 

Intercessions for the Pandemic

For those infected with coronavirus, that they may receive prompt, effective and compassionate medical care.

For all medical professionals who are courageously treating those infected.  May they be shielded, strengthened and guided as they administer healing treatments and care. 

For all who are suffering from the coronavirus, as well as for doctors, nurses, caregivers, and all those who are working to combat the disease.

For those most vulnerable to this disease, the elderly, the poor, the homeless and those disabled or weakened by other health conditions.

For those under quarantine, that they might be comforted by your presence and protected from disease, anxiety and fear.   

For our public healthcare leaders and government agencies that they might be informed and well prepared as they deal with this pandemic.  Grant them the resources and assistance they need to use their wisdom in the best interest of public health.

For medical researchers who are tracking the course of the coronavirus.  May they uncover patterns that will help us understand how to  remain healthy. 

For those searching for treatments, cures and vaccines.  May you guide them, reveal new ideas and accelerate their discoveries to fight this disease. 

For the communities, areas and countries hardest hit by coronavirus.  Restore their sense of well being and community.  Sustain them, comfort them and give them hope. 

For all whose lives are disrupted by the coronavirus; for families who have been separated by quarantine or whose livelihoods have been jeopardized.    

For a quick end to the progression of COVID-19, that lives might be spared.

 

Prayer for a Pandemic

May we who are merely inconvenienced

remember those whose lives are at stake.

May we who have no risk factors

remember those most vulnerable.

May we who have the luxury of working from home

remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.

May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close

remember those who have no options.

May we who have to cancel our trips

remember those that have no place to go.

May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market

remember those who have no margin at all.

May we who settle in for a quarantine at home

remember those who have no home.

During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other,

let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.

 

Prayer to the Virgin Mary for Protection

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.

We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.

At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain,

with steadfast faith.

You, Our Lady of New York, know what we need.

We are certain that you will provide, so that,

as you did at Cana of Galilee,

joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love,

to conform ourselves to the Father’s will

and to do what Jesus tells us:

He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us,

through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.

We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.

Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

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