Praying During an Epidemic

Lord Jesus,

Hear our pleas, our good shepherd and divine physician.  We implore your mercy in the wake of an outbreak of serious illness and disease.


Guide our efforts to prevent contagion and make preparations to care for those most vulnerable.  Assist all professionals and volunteers who work to eradicate the epidemic now spreading. May our actions be marked by your steadfast love and selfless service and never by panic or fear.


Bestow your comfort and healing to the sick, sustain and strengthen them by your grace.  May they know your closeness as they carry the cross of illness.


And may all you have called from this life come to worship you eternally with all the saints as you grant consolation and peace to their mourners.  Amen


Holy Mary, Health of the Sick, pray for us.

St. Joseph, Hope of the Sick, pray for us.

St. Rocco, protector against epidemics, pray for us.

Mysteries of the Rosary

The Luminous Mysteries

The Baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan

The Wedding Feast at Cana

The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God

The Transfiguration

The Institution of the Eucharist


The Sorrowful Mysteries

The Agony in the Garden

The Scourging at the Pillar

The Crowning with Thorns

The Carrying of the Cross

The Crucifixion


The Glorious Mysteries

The Resurrection

The Ascension

The Descent of the Holy Spirit Upon the Apostles

The Assumption of Mary

The Coronation of Mary

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