Prayers for coronavirus

Updated: Mar 31

A Prayer for Fr. Giuseppe Beradelli

Lord of all peoples and all ages, you are a God of the living, not of the dead. Your servant Giuseppe Beradelli  loved life.  As parish priest of Fiorano, he zipped around town in a red motorcycle, greeting people with an exuberant “Pace e bene!”. He shared the joy of being your son, and then, when the time came, he shared the pain of being your son. He refused the help of a ventilator so that a younger man with the coronavirus might be saved. He died as your servant. Those who lose their life for your sake will find it. Grant him eternal rest, O Lord. Amen

by Father Joseph Chamblain, O.S.M. Profiles in Catholicism

A Prayer for Healthcare Workers and First Responders

God, you promise to stay close 

to those who are loving and true.

Be close now and accompany 

those healthcare workers and first responders,

who have fallen ill, and

who have been faithful in their work

to care for others, especially those most in need.

Restore their health, so they may once more serve.

Give them renewed hope and courage.

Instill in us a deep appreciation for all those

entrusted with our safety, security, and health.

Continue to watch over your family.

We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen

by  Father Louis Cameli Profiles in Catholicism

A Prayer for Healthcare Workers and First Responders

Lord, one time your daughter, our sister St. Teresa, addressed you, as only she could, musing  that the reason you have so few friends is that you treat them so badly.

Dare I suggest the same is happening today?

So many of you children, nurses, doctors, aides and first responders find themselves under stress, dire stress in serving you as they server your other children.   How is your love shown when they are so afflicted and in such danger?  How is it a sign of your love when we, your children, put additional burdens on them? When we add to their stress?

Allow us to pray O Lord,   from the depths of our hearts, help us to make our own, the words of your prophet David:

God is our refuge and our strength,

an ever-present help in distress.

Thus we do not fear, though earth be shaken

and mountains quake to the depths of the sea,

    Though its waters rage and foam

and mountains totter at its surging.

   The LORD of hosts is with us;

our stronghold is the God of Jacob.(Psalm 46)

Sustain us O Lord sustain us.  Sustain us O Lord, sustain us.  Amen

by  Father David O. Brown, O.S.M. Profiles in Catholicism

Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary during the coronavirus pandemic



you always shine on our path

as a sign of salvation and of hope.

We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,

who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.

You, Salvation of the Roman People,

know what we need,

and we are sure you will provide

so that, as in Cana of Galilee,

we may return to joy and to feasting

after this time of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love,

to conform to the will of the Father

and to do as we are told by Jesus,

who has taken upon himself our sufferings

and carried our sorrows

to lead us, through the cross,

to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

by Pope Francis

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, amids 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, you traveled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.” Come to our aid now, that we may experience your healing love.

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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.

by Kerry Weber America

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