A Prayer During Pandemic

Jesus, Light of the world, radiant Sun of Righteousness, we bring our prayers to you during a dark time on earth.

We pray for the people of the world during this CoVid19 pandemic – a time of restriction with the loss of freedom to lead anything like a normal life; for the loss of jobs, businesses, sporting, social and cultural activities; of people adjusting to working from home; of people fearful of how they’ll pay the bills and feed their families; a time of loss of loved ones to the virus.

Jesus, shed your Light into all places of darkness and death. May there be a spirit of cooperation and creativity so that resources needed to manage the pandemic’s spread and care of the sick be available. Protect those who care for the sick. Give wisdom to those leading the fight against the disease. May we have drugs to treat it and a vaccine to prevent its spread asap.

Jesus, make us children of the Light and, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Jesus, Light of the world, we pray for the worldwide church as it is forced by circumstances to shut down services in churches and cancel group meetings and events. Enable it to be innovative so that its work of teaching and pastoral care continues. May it be well placed to bounce back more Christ-like and stronger than ever when this pandemic is exhausted.

Jesus, Sun of Righteousness, shed the brilliance of your truth on our doubt and unbelief, that our hearts may be enlightened, our faith increased and our lives show forth your glory. Support this Parish and Diocese during this challenging time. Give inspiration and encouragement to us all.

Jesus, make us children of the Light and, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for the community in which we live. May we be sensitive to the needs of others, who may require emotional, spiritual or material support.
As we find ourselves confined, enable us to see the Blessings – the things we can still be thankful for even as life is difficult.

Jesus, Light of the world, shed the radiance of your love on all lonely and loveless places, that all your people may know their worth and live in hope.

Jesus, make us children of the Light and, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Compassionate Jesus, we pray for all in need, which is pretty well all of us, because we are affected to some degree by this pandemic. We especially pray for those with other health issues and for the elderly who are more vulnerable to having a severe response to the coronavirus. We pray for all who are grieved by the sudden loss of health, jobs or freedom; for those concerned for loved ones in Aged Care now that there is reduced visiting; for those grieving the loss of loved ones.

Jesus, Sun of Righteousness, shed your warming rays on the cold and comfortless places of our lives that in our tears and terror we may not be alone. Calm our fears. Take care of our family and friends. Enable our doctors, nurses and everyone else to carry out the role you have called them to.

Jesus, make us children of the Light and, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Loving Jesus, we give you thanks for your faithful people of every age; for those who have shown your Love in earlier pandemics throughout history.

Jesus, Light of the world, accompany us through the night of death that, fixing our eyes on you, we may travel unafraid and, with all the saints, be drawn to the Light of your eternal presence.

Jesus, make us children of the Light and, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Almighty God, you have promised to hear our prayers, grant that what we have asked in faith we may by your Grace receive, through Jesus Christ, our Lord

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