By the Cross of Jesus may the fears and anxieties of humanity in the midst of this coronavirus pandemic be calmed: those sick and their apprehensive families, those now isolated because of age or other illnesses, those without income or facing homelessness. Lord, have mercy. By the Cross of Jesus may the courage of many be sustained: those who care for the sick and dying, those who are engaged in research, those who are developing public policies.
Lord, have mercy. By the Cross of Jesus may our concern be for those who are particularly vulnerable: those across the world who live in dire poverty, those trapped in places of war and violence, those living in refugee camps. Lord, have mercy. By the Cross of Jesus may justice be given to all now financially struggling: those whose employment has ceased or is threatened, those distressed about their children, those charities whose donations have dried up. Lord, have mercy. By the Cross of Jesus may the dead be raised to new life: those who have died of the coronavirus, those who died alone and in fear, those who died, thirsting for the Sacraments.
Lord, have mercy