In the past week, India’s COVID-19 cases spiked at an alarming rate. For consecutive days, they reported over 300,000 cases daily with an average of 340,000 patients in a 24-hour period. The entire world grew more concerned especially when heath experts announced that they are looking into a “variant of interest,” as a double-mutation was found first in India, and had spread to a few countries already.
Because of this, and the general happenings around the world due to the pandemic, Pope Francis launched a month-long prayer marathon to pray for a faster resolution to this global health crisis. The pope says he will be praying the rosary— in honor of the Virgin Mary this May— for “wounded humanity.”
My Pope Philippines is one with Pope Francis and the rest of the world in asking for the pandemic to end sooner, avoid any more deaths, and the world to be back to normal. Join us in praying for a quicker end to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prayer for an End to the Pandemic
Almighty and merciful Father, who show your love to all your creation.
We come before you asking for a quick control of the Coronavirus currently ravaging our world.
Hear graciously the prayers we make for those affected by the virus in various parts of the world.
Grant healing to the sick, eternal life to the dead and consolation to the bereaved families.
We pray that an effective medicine to combat the sickness be speedily found.
We pray for the relevant governments and health authorities that they take appropriate steps for the good of the people.
Look upon us in your mercy and forgive us our failings.
Prayer from cafod.org.uk.