Prayer & Faith during the Corona Virus Pandemic
A Prayer by Bishop Larry Silva
Dear God of all the living, you sent your Son Jesus to heal us from illness and sin. We turn to his healing power in this time of anxiety over the pandemic of this potentially deadly virus.
St. Damien and St. Marianne Cope dedicated their lives to the service of those who had an infectious disease. St. Marianne Cope said, “I am not afraid of any disease,” because she was confident in your power to save. At the same time, she took prudent precautions of hygiene to assure that she and her Sisters would not be infected.
Let us learn from this example to put our trust in you to save us from the ravages of disease and to take prudent measures to prevent its spread. Guide us to know when to isolate ourselves from the possibility of infection, but never let anyone be left without the care and concern of others in the community.
As our Diocese of Honolulu has been dedicated to the Divine Mercy, we pray with confidence, “Jesus, I trust in you.”
Saint Damien, pray for us!
Saint Marianne, pray for us!
Resources for Prayer at Home:
Oregon Catholic Press is extending their support to all parishes during this challenging time of the Coronavirus crisis. As communities across the world are impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19), we pray for those impacted, and those working to treat the sick.
Here are some resources for prayer and worship at home and to aid in staying connected as a community during this critical time.
Free Prayer and Music Resources for Parishioners At Home:
We hope these resources bring calm and peace to your families through worship, prayer and reflection at home: https://www.ocp.org/en-us/blog/entry/resources-from-home
Free Facebook Live Streaming Prayer and Music Experiences provided by OCP artists:
- Steve Angrisano- is offering Chaplet of Divine Mercy daily at 3:00pm ET
- Pedro Rubalcava- is offering Bilingual night prayer 8:00pm pacific /11:00 eastern
Spanish language rosary is on Saturday morning. https://www.facebook.com/prubalcava
- Sarah Hart- Online concert scheduled for this Sunday night, 7:00 CST (8 EST), Facebook Live. https://www.facebook.com/sarahhartmusicofficial/