Prayers

A Prayer for Elementary Students

Jesus, our brother and our friend,
the sickness in our world right now can make us worried and afraid.
Help us to remember that you are always there beside us,
giving us peace and comfort,reminding us of your love and care for us.
We ask you to look after all those who are sick right now,
and those who are caring for them.
Hear our prayers for them, and for all our world.
Help us to remember that we are brothers and sisters,
and that you are the greatest Healer of all.
Praise to you, Jesus, our Comforter, our Healer and our Lord,
now and forever. Amen

Dr. Murray Watson


A Prayer for Secondary Students

God of compassion,
the news we hear each day can fill us with uncertainty and concern.
The spread of the coronavirus in our worldcan seem threatening, and it raises questions without easy answers.
And yet, in the midst of worry and stress,you call us to love one another, to pray for each other,
and to trust that you are always with us in our struggles.
Give your healing to those who are sick, quarantined and fearful,
and your gentle compassion to those who are caring for them.
Teach us to support one another, to listen to each other,
and to resist the temptations of isolation, prejudice and selfishness.
May these challenging times help us to rely on your loving care,
and to remember the global family that we are part of.
Guide us through this time of fear and illness,
for you are our Healer, O Lord, and we trust in your promises.
We ask all of this through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Dr. Murray Watson


A Prayer for our HCDSB Community

In the midst of our storms, Lord Jesus, you call us to look to you and trust in your goodness and love.In these days, we struggle with the impact the coronavirus has had, on our lives, our communities and our world.

We think of our sisters and brothers around the globe, who are sick or quarantined, uncertain and afraid, and we ask you to speak your word of peace into our troubled hearts and minds.

Help us to reach out to each other in concern, compassion and solidarity, and not to yield to the temptations of selfishness, prejudice or isolation.

Help us to be generous toward those whose needs are greater than our own, and let us lift up in prayer countries who are feeling the burdens of loneliness and desperation.

May your mighty hand, O Lord, swiftly tame the spread of this virus,and restore peace and health to your children in every land.

Keep us steadfast in faith and confident in your love, for we are yours, O God, and the whole earth is yours also.

God our Redeemer, our Healer, Our Strength, be with us now and throughout the days and weeks ahead.

Glory to you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen

Dr. Murray Watson


A Prayer for the Sick

Almighty ever-living God, eternal health of believers,
hear our prayers for your servants who are sick:
grant them, we implore you, your merciful help,
so that, with their health restored,
they may give you thanks in the midst of your Church.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

From the Missal, Mass for the Sick

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