DURING A PANDEMIC
by Father Raymond Harris
Create a clean heart in us, O God. Renew a steadfast spirit within us. Help us to remain resolute in practicing our faith.
We offer the sacrifice of the suspension of public Holy Mass. We unite ourselves with priests and bishops who are offering Holy Mass daily. Help us to worship you by continuing to receive your gifts of faith, hope, and love.
We thank you for your steadfast love and mercy. You are never distant from us.
You call us to be signs of your love and mercy to others. Help us to love our neighbors through social distancing and to find ways to prevent social isolation.
We pray for those who are suffering and for those who are directly engaged in alleviating their suffering.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.