Prayer in Time of Affliction

March 11, 2020

Much has been written on how to behave with this pandemic of Coronavirus. Please follow the directives of the medical authorities .

May Our merciful Lord Jesus Christ keep us all safe, may this difficult period pass quickly through the intercession of His most blessed Mother, the Ever-Virgin Mary the Theotokos.

+Archbishop Irénée 

The following prayer to be read during Divine Liturgy after the litany for the catechumens:  

O God Almighty, Lord of heaven and earth, and of all creation visible and invisible, in thine ineffable goodness, look down upon thy people gathered in thy name. Be our helper and defender in this day of affliction. Thou knowest our weakness. Thou hearest our cry in repentance and contrition of heart. O Lord who lovest mankind deliver us from the impending threat of the corona virus. Send thine angel to watch over us and protect us. Grant health and recovery to those suffering from this virus. Guide the hands of physicians, and preserve those who are healthy that we may continue to serve thee in peace and glorify thy most honorable and majestic name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.