Comfort us, O Lord, for we are like your disciples on the storm-tossed seas, unsettled by what lies ahead.
We turn to You, our Healer and Guide, to hear our prayer and still our hearts in our time of need:
Heal those who are sick with the coronavirus and protect the elderly and most vulnerable.
Give strength to all who tend to our health and wisdom to researchers who work toward a cure.
Open our eyes and hearts that we may look beyond our immediate needs to care for others who need help.
Through the Holy Spirit, guide our leaders to make wise decisions for the welfare of all the people they serve.
Grant eternal rest to those who have died from the virus.
Grant us, Our Lord and Savior, a prompt end to this illness through the intercession of Mary, Our Mother and Comfort of the Sick.
Editors Note: this prayer is used at each Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova parish in Rosemont, PA.