A Day of Prayer
In moments like these we must turn to God for protection and help. Holy Father Pope Francis has instructed us to keep aside May 14, 2020 as a day of prayer, fasting and works of charity. He urges prayer to Blessed Virgin Mary during these hard times. May our Blessed Mother intercede for us and obtain for us the graces we need.
- Regina Caeli/Angelus
- Praying Psalm 91 (God assures us of His protection and we humbly claim the protection that he has promised)
- Praying the Rosary
- Praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet
- Concluding prayer to Blessed Virgin Mary (Prayer of Pope Francis given below)
Coronavirus Protection Prayer from Pope Francis
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that,
as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will
and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger,
O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen