Bishop Keenan leads a spiritual response to the Coronavirus

Dear members and friends,

In addition to our guidance on sanctifying Sunday during periods of isolation, please join in the following effort that is being headed by Bishop Keenan of Paisley. We also encourage priests to add these prayers to their daily Masses.

Prayer for God’s Protection against Covid-19 virus

Bishop John Keenan announces what we can do spiritually to protect ourselves and our world aganst the Coronavius

his recommendation is the following:

1. Pray the Protection Prayer followed by the Rosary each day until the crises ceases.
2. On the Feast of St Joseph (March 19th) do two things:
A). Start a 9 Day Novena (EWTN one or of your choosing);
B). Increase pray efforts on this day asking for St Joseph’s intercession i.e. adoration, rosaries, chaplets of Divine Mercy etc.

Prayer for God’s Protection against Covid-19 virus

Lord, you promised: “If my people humble themselves, pray, seek me and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear and forgive their sins and restore them” … (2 Chronicles 7:14)

Most Holy Trinity, in Jesus, the Only Begotten Son, You revealed Yourself as the fount of life and unfathomable source of Divine Mercy, who listens to Your People. We the people of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and our Isles, ask you to heed us amid this global pandemic of the Coronavirus that we struggle to bear.

Father God we entrust ourselves into your Divine Mercy, through Our Lady, Mother of Mercy and Her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, through St. Michael and the Archangels, St. Joseph, and all our nations’ Saints and Martyrs.

Merciful Jesus, hold out Your Healing Hand to rescue and safeguard us from this disease, and turn our nations and our souls to You as our Saviour.

We ask this for our sick, elderly and vulnerable, for families with young children, for our destitute and those suffering poor mental health.

Our Nations have forgotten You and sinned against You. We confess our sins with the Prophet Daniel: “Lord, we have sinned against you, we have acted wickedly, betrayed your commandments and turned from them. Integrity is yours; ours the look of shame because of the sins we carry. Listen to us, open Your eyes and see our plight. We do not rely on our own works but on Your mercy as we commend our humble plea to you. Lord, listen, forgive and act! For your own sake do not delay, because we, Your people, bear your name.

God Our Father, all forgiving and gentle, we implore your mercy, intervention and healing. Through JESUS CHRIST our Lord in the power of the Most Precious Blood. Amen.

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and https://www.ewtn.com/cath…/devotions/novena-to-st-joseph-304