Prayer for protection (against COVID-19)
We ask for prayers for those affected by the Coronavirus. Placing all our trust in the Lord, and asking Our Lady and the saints to intercede for us, we invite you to pray these prayers, in the church and at home:
(from Saint Patrick’s Breastplate)
Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence,
I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.
To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer. Amen.
Litany of Saints (add your own saint or saints)
St Michael – pray for us
Holy angels of God – pray for us
St Patrick – pray for us
St Bridget – pray for us
St Finbarr – pray for us
St Fachna – pray for us
St John the Baptist – pray for us
St Martin – pray for us
St Gobnait – pray for us
………………… – pray for us
All holy men and women – pray for us