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Coronavirus – a call to prayer

Bishop David has called our churches to pray very specifically this Sunday 15 March about the Coronavirus crisis – for those affected by the virus, medical personnel involved in treating and containing it, those bereaved as a result and for it to be contained and stopped quickly. 

Let us pray… 

Almighty and All–loving God,Father, Son and Holy Spirit,we pray to you through Christ the Healer for those who suffer from the Coronavirus Covid–19 in Ireland and across the world.

We pray too for all who reach out to those who mourn the loss of each and every person who has died as a result of contracting the disease.

Give wisdom to policymakers,skill to healthcare professionals and researchers,comfort to everyone in distress and a sense of calm to us all in these days of uncertainty and distress.

This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord who showed compassion to the outcast,acceptance to the rejected and love to those to whom no love was shown.


With thanks to Archbishop Michael Jackson, Dublin & Glendalough

A prayer from Pete Greig & 24–7 Prayer 

This is a longer prayer with responses and may be downloaded as a PDF at the follownig link: