The Covid-19 outbreak is creating challenges for people of faith of all ages in every part of Ireland. We have put together this list of links and prayers to help you during this difficult time.
Prayer to Our Lady, Health of the Sick O Mary, you shine continuously along our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the Cross were near to the pain of Jesus, keeping your faith firm. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the will of the Father and to do what Jesus tells us, He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and took up our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen. We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Pope Francis.
Prayer to Saint Roch O Blessed Saint Roch, Patron of the sick, Have pity on those Who lie upon a bed of suffering. Your power was so great When you were in this world, That by the sign of the Cross, Many were healed of their diseases. Now that you are in heaven, Your power is not less. Offer, then, to God Our sighs and tears And obtain for us that health we seek through Christ our Lord. Amen. Saint Roch, pray for us, That we may be preserved From all diseases of body and soul.
Prayer to Saint Michael Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you, O prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.
Other Prayer Resources:
Prayer resources from the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference.
Catholic prayers for the sick.
Prayer for employment to Saint Joseph.