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A Prayer Amid a Pandemic

A Prayer Amid a Pandemic

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 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.

Kerry Weber, Executive Editor of American Magazine

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Where Can We Find Other Prayer Experiences?

Where Can We Find Other Prayer Experiences?

  •  A variety of other prayer experiences including Lectio Divina, the Daily Examen, Stations of the Cross and How to Pray the Rosary can also be found on our St. Martin of Tours Parish and School Facebook Page. 
     
  • The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is also offering a variety of experiences on their website here including: Sacred Space: Guided Daily Prayer, Saint of the Day, Praying Each Day: Daily Reflections and Apostleship of Prayer.
Where Can We Find Daily Lenten Prayer?

Where Can We Find Daily Lenten Prayer?

Published by Liturgy Training Publications, daily prayer is available each day on our St. Martin of Tours Parish and School Facebook Page.

Where Can We Find The Sunday Readings?

Where Can We Find The Sunday Readings?

  • To locate the Sunday Readings, please log onto www.saintmartin.org and click on publications.
  • Saint Mary's Press is offering free access to their Children's Liturgy of the Word program while masses are suspended as well. The login information is:

Go to https://mlearn.smp.org
Copy the following login information:

Username: kidsliturgy@smp.org Password: KidsLiturgy123!

This is a universal login. Please do not change the password.

Where Can We Find The Live Streaming of Mass?

Where Can We Find The Live Streaming of Mass?

Please note that Daily Mass will be available online at 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday Mass will be live-streamed at 11 a.m. All live-streaming Masses from St. Peter in Chains Cathedral are available on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Facebook page. In case you missed it, archived masses are available here.