The coronavirus pandemic has been spreading with a breathtaking speed. Prayer remains the best way to help all those who’ve been directly impacted by this disease. This prayer was composed by Adrienne von Speyr, a laywoman and Swiss doctor who converted to Catholicism in 1940 and was a collaborator of the theologian Hans Ursvon Balthasar:
Lord, bless the sick and all those who suffer.
Show them through your suffering on the Cross
that in your Passion all suffering
is meant to redeem the world.
Give them strength, courage and patience.Grant them by your grace to shine in sickness,
their suffering which contributes to the love,
that transforms the suffering of others.
Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed are thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.
Holy Mary Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.