The Roman Catholic Diocese of Leeds Parish of St Jeanne Jugan Churches of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Urban's
We pray a blessing of peace over our world this night,
that the coming days might be full of empathy, compassion,
neighborly love, and Christ-like calm.
We ask that you protect the vulnerable, infirm and elderly
from all sickness, and give everyone wisdom, that we might
be there for one another in all the ways we can.
We pray that this latest virus would become, by your mercy, less and less
virulent and powerful, that your hand would stop the tide of its
travels and destroy its power to rob us of life, health and peace.
Let fear not have its day, but for all of us to hold firm to our faith
that we are with you, living for Christ or coming home to Him, and
that we are your precious ones whether healthy or sick.
May our witness to your sovereignty counter panic, hoarding and
scaremongering, be a quiet joy that passes all boundaries, pointing the way to love.