The prayers on this page are being written during the COVID-19 pandemic by Columban priests in the United States. New prayers are added continually when they are received. All prayers appear in the Columban Daily Prayer and Weekly Prayer emails.

 

Lord Jesus Christ, you gaze on us with love and care,
Help us to bear the burdens of the day;
the illnesses, the isolation and loneliness.

Guide us to live our days according to your Will,
And, Lord, sustain us in our struggles
to share and follow your Grace.

We ask  this prayer in Jesus' name.

Amen.

— By a Columban Missionary

So many people are hurting during this time of pandemic.
The reports of deaths and sickness brings sadness
Heavenly Father, watch over us with your
deep abiding unconditional love for us.

Bring comfort to those who suffer
let them know that they are not alone.

Lead me Lord to be a neighbor to those in need.
Let me share my time and attention
with the people who are lonely and afraid.

Give me courage to follow your teachings to think of others;
and to offer some small charity to my neighbors.

This prayer is raised in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Amen

— By a Columban Missionary

While we endure this time of the virus
we might forget the gift of life You have given us. 
Trials test but strengthen our faith. 
You have promised that if we ask we shall receive. 
We ask that we might do Your will. 
We are confident that this crisis will bring
a deeper appreciation of the fullness of life
that you have promised to those who place
their trust in You.

Amen.

— By a Columban Missionary

At a time like this, the prayer, “hearken to our prayer
and attend to the sound of our pleading
”, is most appropriate. 
We are praying that we be relieved of the effects
of the pandemic and the stress it has caused. 
We are pleading for Your healing presence in the lives
of all of us especially those who have sacrificed
so much by their service to the suffering.

Amen.

— By a Columban Missionary

I admit, Lord, that often I wonder why the pandemic. 
But I believe in you and your fidelity. 
Comfort me with the hope that gives me
the strength to know that you are with me
during the times of crisis in my life. 
I know that even in the direst of times
you will rise up and save me.

Amen.

— By a Columban Missionary

Fires and floods and climate disasters are all around us. 
And then there is the virus. 
I can’t help but wonder if you, Lord, have not abandoned us. 
I know you haven’t but still I wonder. 
But You are our shelter and our home. 
We pray that you will heal us and help us to protect
the wonderful home that you have given us.

Amen.

— By a Columban Missionary

Sometimes I wonder, Lord, why you allow so much evil in our world. 
I wonder now why in this pandemic there is so much suffering. 
But, of course, I remember how you suffered to forgive us
so that we might share in the life you promised. 
Enable me to imitate your patience,
and accept with confidence, that you promised life
to the full even in the midst of suffering.

Amen.

— By a Columban Missionary

Lord, I wonder if this pandemic will ever end. 
How long do we need to suffer it all? 
How long more will you ask us to be patient? 
But in the end, I know you are my refuge and my strength. 
I trust in You. 
Help me to hear your voice in all of this
and know that you will bring some good out of it all.

Amen.

— By a Columban Missionary

Lord Jesus Christ, come and save Your people
from this pandemic. 
Heal us in mind and heart.

Grant us physical, social and spiritual blessings
so that Your grace may cover the world
with goodness and love.

Lead us to hope for a way to live
which honors Your Spirit in our hearts. 
Help us to learn to be closer to You, Lord Jesus Christ.

We pray this prayer in your Holy Name. 

Amen.

— By a Columban Missionary

Come Holy Spirit, fill our hearts with your love
and bring us a cure for the Covid-19 virus.

Strengthen those who study and research
that we may have a way to live
with health and wellness.

Bring care and medicine to those
who are most in need.
Let us be for each other
the friend that God wants us to be.

We pray through Christ Our Lord. 

Amen.

— By a Columban Missionary

It is Lent and we are suffering under the COVID epidemic. 
Lord help us to take the time to be silent and prayerful
and know that you are with us. 
Help us to be open to hearing what you are inviting us to. 
We may feel that so much has been taken from us.
But when we do take the time we realize
that it is your faithfulness and generosity
that has given us so much. 
It is what gives us the confidence
that you are indeed with us through it all.

Amen.

— By a Columban Missionary

St. Pope John Paul II said:

"Each individual Christian and every community is called
to be an instrument of God for the liberation
and the promotion of the poor society."

Let us be light for your sick from the virus
especially those also burdened with poverty
so, that all people may enjoy the fruits of Creation

Let us not forget to be be these instruments of God;
to bring about the Kingdom of Justice for all people.

We pray through the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

Amen.

— By a Columban Missionary

Jesus you have authority over all creation and all of us. 
You became one of us to share in our difficulties and our hopes. 
During this time of COVID, we pray that we become one with You
sharing your patience and endurance. 
When we do we can be confident that we will share too
in the hope You promised to all who accept your love.

Amen

— By a Columban Missionary

Good and Gracious God,
We thank you for the resilience
and grace that you have given us
to bear this time of Covid virus.

Lord  help us to lean on your goodness
in times of suffering and isolation
so that we may be aware of others and serve them.

We make this prayer in the Name of Jesus Christ,
Our Lord and Savior.

Amen.

— By a Columban Missionary