Lord Jesus, Who promised to remain with us always,
When information overwhelms us
and fear overtakes us.
speak to us again those comforting words,
“Peace be with you.”
Though we cannot be physically close to others,
give us the ability and courage
to love as well as we can,
Since “perfect love casts out all fear.”
Direct your caring gaze on doctors and nurses,
researchers and safety personnel;
Come to strengthen the sick, vulnerable,
and comfort those who are grief stricken.
And when the pandemic has passed,
and this frightening crisis is resolved,
teach us to know You more certainly
as our dearest Friend and our only Hope.
You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
One God, forever and ever, Amen.
(offer one Our Father. One Hail Mary, and the Glory be….)
Our Lady, Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us.