Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
St. 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 thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen. .
Act of Contrition
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you, and I detest all my sins because they have offended You, my God, who are all good and deserving of my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace, to sin no more, and to avoid the near occasion of sin. Amen.
Prayer of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire You in my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though you were already there, I embrace You and unite myself wholly to You. Permit not that I should ever be separated from You. Amen.
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
- Begin with the Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and The Apostles Creed.
- Then on the Our Father Beads say the following:
Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
- On the 10 Hail Mary Beads say the following:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
(Repeat step 2 and 3 for all five decades).
- Conclude with (three times):
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
A Coronavirus Prayer
Jesus Christ, you traveled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness." At Your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience Your healing love.
Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care.
Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbors from helping one another.
Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.
Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.
Be with those who have died from the virus. May they be at rest with you in your eternal peace.
Be with the families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. May they know your peace.
Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace.
Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth.
Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few, Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace.
Jesus Christ, heal us.
Prayer For A Pandemic: (author unknown)
May we who are merely inconvenienced
Remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
Remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home
Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close
Remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips
Remember those that have no place to go.
May we who are losing money in the tumult of the economic market
Remember those who have no money at all.
May we who settle in to self quarantine at home
Remember those who have no home.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other
Let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.
You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High,
who abide in the shade of the Almighty,
2Say to the LORD, “My refuge and fortress,
my God in whom I trust.”
3He will rescue you from the fowler’s snare,
from the destroying plague,
4He will shelter you with his pinions,
and under his wings you may take refuge;
his faithfulness is a protecting shield.
5You shall not fear the terror of the night
nor the arrow that flies by day ,
6Nor the pestilence that roams in darkness,
nor the plague that ravages at noon.
7Though a thousand fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
near you it shall not come.
8You need simply watch;
the punishment of the wicked you will see.
9Because you have the LORD for your refuge
and have made the Most High your stronghold,
10No evil shall befall you,
no affliction come near your tent.
11For he commands his angels with regard to you,
to guard you wherever you go.
12With their hands they shall support you,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.
13You can tread upon the asp and the viper,
Trample the lion and the dragon.
14Because he clings to me I will deliver him;
because he knows my name I will set him on high.
15He will call upon me and I will answer;
I will be with him in distress;
I will deliver him and give him honor.
16With length of days I will satisfy him,
and fill him with my saving power.