The following prayers are offered to assist the faithful during the threat of the coronavirus
Knock Shrine Prayer – You Will Be Prayed For in Knock
Lord, in 1879 the Apparition in Knock gave comfort and hope to your people in a time of distress and worry. In the presence of Our Lady, St Joseph, St John the Evangelist and the Lamb of God you showed us that we are neither alone nor abandoned in times of great need, personally and as a people.
We ask you Lord, to walk with us again as we face the Coronavirus. Help our medical personnel to bring the virus to a swift end and bless them in their work. We ask healing and recovery to be given to all who are suffering from the virus and their families.
May all of us, Lord, be strengthened by the spiritual support of the Christian community at this time through prayer, fasting and concern for one another. May we never abandon hope in the face of adversity and trust in your love for us. Amen
Our Lady of Knock, pray for us. St Joseph, pray for us. St John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Father Brian Grogan SJ
Give Us This Day – texts for Morning and Evening Prayer
Give Us This Day is published by Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN, USA and it contains texts for a Morning and Evening Prayer, for Mass with daily reflections, commentary on Scriptures, as well as prayers, hymns and colour images. This translation of the Scriptures is that which is used by the Church in the US. Visit GUTD.net and select ‘Digital’ in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Then download the full PDF colour edition on the right hand side of the browser (Chrome is the preferred browser for use with this resource). You can also access this resource by downloading the Give Us This Day app directly from the Apple and Google stores.
Paidir Phroinsias Naofa/Prayer of Saint Francis
Déan gléas chun síochána díom id láimh, a Thiarna San áit a bhfuil fuath go gcuire me an grá ..san áit a bhfuil ciontacht go gcuire me; pardún ..san áit a bhfuil amhras go gcuire me creideamh ..in áit na éadóchas; go gcuire me an dóchas; ..in áit na dorchadas go gcuire me solas ..san áit in a bhfuil brón go gcuire me lúcháir
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; ..where there is injury, pardon; ..where there is doubt, faith; ..where there is despair, hope; ..where there is darkness, light; ..where there is sadness, joy;
A Thiarna, deonaigh a spreagadh dhom .. sólas a thabhairt seachas sólas a fháil .. dul i dtuiscint ar dhaoine seachas go dtuigfí me féin ..Grá a roinnt ar dhaoine seachas grá fháil uathu
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek ..to be consoled as to console; ..to be understood as to understand; ..to be loved as to love.
Mar is le linn dúinn tabhairt a fhaighimid féin ..is le linn dúinn pardún a thabhairt a mhaitear dúinn ..is le linn dúinn bás a fháil a théimid i seilbh na beatha síoraí.
For it is in giving that we receive; ..it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; ..and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Paidir Naomh Micheál/Prayer to Saint Michael
A Naoimh-Mícheál Árdaingeal cosain sinn i n-am an chatha, bí mar dhídean againn in aghaidh urchoírde agus chealgaireachta an diabhail. Go mbagruighidh Dia air, athchuinghimíd go humhal. Agus dean-sa a cheannphuirt na sluaighte neamhdha an t-aidhbheirseoir céadna a theilgean síos síos go hifreann, tré chómhacht Dé, agus ina theannta sin na hainsoioraid eile atá ag imtheacht ar fuaid an domhain le fonn anamnacha a chuir i mbealach a gcaillte. Áméin.
Holy Michael the Archangel, defend us in the battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. Rebuke him, O God, we humbly beseech thee; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the divine power, cast into hell satan and all the other evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.