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Pray With Us

Prayers to help sustain our faith during Covid-19

Prayer for the end of Covid-19

 


Please join our Immingham port chaplain Steve Willows who leads a weekly live prayer session on Facebook every Wednesday 7pm UK time. Visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/StellaMarisOrg    

You can watch the past prayer sessions here (not live)
>  Week 1
>  Week 2  
Week 3    
Week 4


Mary, Star of the Sea, light of every ocean,
guide seafarers across all dark and stormy seas
that they may reach the haven of peace and light
prepared in Him who calmed the sea.
As we set forth upon the oceans of the world
and cross the deserts of our time, show us, O Mary,
the fruit of your womb, for without your Son we are lost. 

Pray that we will never fail on life’s journey,
that in heart and mind, work and deed,
in days of turmoil and in days of calm,
we will always look to Christ and say,
“Who is this that even wind and sea obey him?”
Our Lady of Peace, pray for us!
Bright Star of the Sea, guide us! 

Our Lady, Star of the Sea, pray for seafarers, pray for us. 

(Pope John Paul II) 

 


Prayer from the Presidents of the Bishop's Conference of Europe for Covid-19

God our Father, Creator of the world, almighty and merciful,
out of love for us You sent your Son into the world as the doctor of our souls and our bodies,
look upon your children who, in this difficult time of confusion and dismay in many regions of Europe and the world, turn to you seeking strength, salvation and relief,
deliver us from illness and fear, heal our sick, comfort their families, give wisdom to our rulers, energy and reward to our doctors, nurses and volunteers, eternal life to the dead.
Do not abandon us in the moment of trial but deliver us from all evil.
We ask this of Thee, who with the Son and the Holy Spirit, live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.
Mary, mother of health and hope, pray for us!


Prayers for use in time of Covid-19 (courtesy of Portsmouth Diocese)

Spiritual Communion (cf. St Alphonsus Liguori)
My Jesus,
I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar.
I love you above all things 
and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
come spiritually into my soul
so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever. Amen.

General Prayers for Health
Lord Jesus, you came that we might have life in all its fullness.
In this time of sickness and the fear of sickness,
give me the health of mind – that I might seek out wise guidance and act upon it;
the health of body – that will enable me to serve you and those around me;
the health of spirit – that my soul rests in the secure knowledge
that there is nothing that can separate me from the Father’s love.
Give me the grace to share your peace – that peace the world cannot give.
  
Prayer for affected countries
Lord God, you created our world and its peoples.
Today, we hold before you the people of (name of country)
affected by the coronavirus.
In your goodness, give courage and healing to those who are sick;
and sustain the doctors and nurses who work to care for them.
Give wisdom to those in authority, that in all their decisions,
the dignity and well-being of citizens affected by this virus,
may be of paramount concern.
 
Prayer for those Affected
Merciful God, come to the help of your people.
Be our shelter in this time of peril
and strengthen the bonds of our community.
Bring healing to all who suffer the ravages of disease
and assist those whose skill and art can put an end to this affliction.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
 
O God, our refuge and our shield,
even when we walk in the shadow of death you are there at our side. 
Be with your people in this time of danger: 
bring strength to the afflicted
and protection to those untouched by disease. 
Give us love and courage, that we may trust in your power to save 
and reach out to all who need our care. 
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for the Dead
Eternal rest, grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May + they rest in peace. Amen.
 
Commendation
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I give you my heart and my soul.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, assist me in my last agony.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, may I breathe forth my soul in peace with you. Amen
 
For A Happy Death
Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.
Lord Jesus, receive my soul.
 
Prayer to the Sacred Heart
O Sacred Heart of Jesus I implore
the grace to love you daily more and more (said three times).