Thought for Today

 Prayer of Healing and Protection during the Corona Virus

  God of love and mercy,

  whose son Jesus came as friend and healer of the sick,

  wrap us in your tender care at this time of epidemic.

  Protect all people, especially those most vulnerable to illness.

  Heal all those who are ill,

  and give strength and protection to those providing care and frontline services.  

  Send your Holy Spirit

  to comfort those who are anxious or afraid,

  and to stir in all of us a new patience and care for our neighbours,

  so that love will be our guide, through and beyond the crisis.

  St Raphael the archangel, pray for us.

  Mary, help of the sick, pray for us.

  Through Christ our Lord