Prayers at Home

Mar 30, 2020

Prayers at Home is a small booklet which you can print off for use at home during these times.

Thank You to the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise and Elphin.

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Thank you to Fr Damien Mc Neice for the Prayer below

A rough translation of a prayer issued recently by the Italian Bishops Conference:

 

O almighty and eternal God,

refreshment in our weariness, support in weakness:

from you all creatures receive energy, existence and life.

We come to you to invoke your mercy because

today we know deeply the fragility of our human condition

as we live in the midst of a new viral epidemic.

We entrust the sick and their families to you:

bring healing to their body, their mind and their spirit.

Help all members of society to carry out their tasks well

and strengthen the spirit of solidarity among them.

Support and comfort the doctors and health professionals

on the front line and all the carers in carrying out their service.

You, who are the source of all good,

bless the entire human family abundantly,

remove all evil from us and grant us firm faith, hope and love.

Free us from the epidemic that is affecting us

so that we can return to our usual occupations calmly

and praise you and thank you with a renewed heart.

In you we trust and raise our plea to you because you, Father, are the author of life, and with your Son,

our Lord Jesus Christ, in unity with the Holy Spirit,

live and reign forever and ever. Amen.

Mary, our Mother, health of the sick, pray for us!

 

and a little thought from Pope Francis

“I am thinking of the many people who are weeping. We, too, accompany them from our hearts. It wouldn’t do us any harm to weep a bit as our Lord wept for all of His people”. #PrayTogether
“But you, Lord, will not leave us at the mercy of the storm. Tell us again: “Do not be afraid” (Mt 28:5). And we, together with Peter, “cast all our anxieties onto you, for you care about us” (cf. 1 Pet 5:7).”
Today we remember the families who cannot leave their homes: may they know how to find a way of communicating well, and conquer the anguish of this moment together. Let us #PrayTogether for peace in families today during this crisis, and for creativity.”

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PRAYER  FOR  SPIRITUAL  COMMUNION

For those who cannot attend Mass and receive Holy Communion, the following prayer may be said:

My Jesus,

I believe that You
Are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things
And I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
Receive You sacramentally,
Come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if You were already there
And unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen.

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Extract from Saint Patrick’s Breastplate
Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

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Healing God, bring healing to those who are sick with the Coronavirus and be with their families and neighbours. We pray especially who those who are isolated, that they may know your love. Stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.

Let us pray to the Lord

Lord hear our Prayer

 God of Strength, accompany all those who serve us with such love and generosity in the medical profession and in all our healthcare facilities.  We give thanks for their continued work in the service of people. We ask you to bless them, strengthen them and guide them with your abundant goodness.

Let us pray to the Lord

Lord hear our Prayer

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A Prayer for Healthcare Workers
during this time of the Coronavirus COVID-19

Loving God,
we place into your care
all our doctors, nurses and healthcare workers.
Give them courage of heart
and strength of mind and body.
Keep them safe from harm.
May they know our deep gratitude
for all they are doing
to heal and help those affected by
the coronavirus.

God of all consolation
may they know your protection and peace.
Bless them in these challenging days
and bless their families.
Amen.

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Thank You to the Cabinteely Gospel Choir for their version of “We Shall Overcome”, very appropriate in these challenging times. Have a listen and pray…