Prayers for the President and First Lady

As I’m sure all reading this have heard by now, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus. While some critics of the President still can’t manage to muster even a modicum of decorum at such a time, most have been gracious in offering their support and encouragement. One would hope that partisan bickering can be put aside while prayers are raised to heaven for a quick recovery for the President and First Lady, and for all those who have contracted the virus or been otherwise impacted by the illness or death of a loved one, the loss of a job, the isolation brought by social distancing, or the fear of what lies ahead.

A Prayer for Persons Suffering from the Coronavirus

You shall not fear the terror of the night
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that roams in darkness,
nor the plague that ravages at noon.
Ps 91:5-6

Merciful God, hear our fervent prayer for all who suffer from the coronavirus.
May those who are infected receive the proper treatment
and the comfort of your healing presence.
May their caregivers, families and neighbors be shielded
from the onslaught of the virus.
Give solace to those who grieve the loss of loved ones.
Protect and guide those who strive to find a cure,
that their work may conquer the disease and restore communities to wholeness and health.
Help us to rise above fear. We ask all this through the intercession of Our Lady of Lourdes,
and in the name of your Son, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.
Amen.

(from Catholic Health Association of the United States website)

Be Christ for all. Bring Christ to all. See Christ in all.

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