March 17th, 2020
Father Josiah Trenham
Patristic Nectar Publications
Prayer at the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic
O Lord our God, look down from Thy Holy Heaven on the supplications of Thy sinful and unworthy servants, who have angered Thy graciousness by our transgressions, and have provoked Thy deep compassion, and enter not into judgment with Thy servants. But do Thou turn aside Thy fearsome anger that justly has seized us, appease the destructive threatening, avert Thy terrible sword that, although invisible, is cutting us grievously, and spare us. O Lord of heaven and earth, and of all creation visible and invisible, be Thou our Helper and Defender in this day of affliction. Thou knowest our weakness. Thou hearest our cry in repentance and contrition of heart. O Lord who lovest mankind, deliver us from the impending threat of the Coronavirus. Send thine angel to watch over us and protect us. Grant health and recovery to those suffering from this virus.
Do Thou bless the ministry of the clergy, guide the hands of physicians, nurses and caregivers, and inspire the scientists and researchers in search of a vaccine, who together are laboring to bring healing and relief to those who are suffering from this virus. Grant unto all Thy people a spirit of fortitude, a confident faith, a lively reliance upon Thy …