Lord Jesus, in your own time and down through the centuries 
You became known as someone who could cure people through the power of God. 
We believe that you do much more than offer a physical cures. 
More central to Your mission on earth is the strengthening of people’s faith in every age, 
so that they may live as a people of hope. 
In this season of health crisis, we need your presence. 
We need your healing hand. 
And our spirits need a stronger faith, fuller confidence, more trust in you and in each other. 
Bless us with this gift, we pray. 
 
Amen. 
 
—  Columban Fr. John Burger, U.S. Regional Director