Day two prayer

Daily opening prayer

(adapted from African Catholic Bishops)

Almighty and merciful Father, who shows your love to all creation, we come before you asking for a quick control of the Coronavirus currently ravaging our world. Hear graciously the prayers we make for those affected by the virus in various parts of the world. Grant healing to the sick, eternal life to the dead and consolation to bereaved families. Look upon us in your mercy and forgive us our fallings. Amen.

DAY TWO – Saturday, 28th March 2020

Prayer focus: Those infected with corona and those who have died

Bible reading: Psalm 107:19-20

Today’s prayer

Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.” At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love. Be with those who have died from the virus. May they be at rest with you in your eternal peace.
Be with the families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. May they know your peace. Amen.




Bible reading: Psalm 107:19-20

19 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he saved them from their distress.
20 He sent out his word and healed them;
    he rescued them from the grave.