Prayer for Deliverance from the Epidemic
(Wuhan Coronavirus Infection)
O God, you are the source of all goodness. We come to you to invoke your mercy. You have created the Universe with harmony and beauty, yet through our pride we have disrupted the course of Nature and brought about an ecological crisis which affects our health and the well-being of the human family. For this we ask for your forgiveness.
O God, look with pity on our plight, for we are in the midst of a new viral epidemic. May we experience again your fatherly care. Restore order and harmony to Nature and re-create a new mind and heart in us that we may look after our Earth like a faithful steward.
O God, we entrust to you all the sick and their families. May you bring healing to their body, mind and spirit, enabling them to partake of the Paschal Mystery of your Son. Help all members of our society to play their proper roles, and strengthen the spirit of solidarity among them. Sustain our frontline medical and healthcare workers, social workers and educators. Come especially to the aid of those in need of resources to safeguard their health.
We believe that it is you who direct the course of human history, and that your Love can change our destiny for the better, whatever might be our human condition. Grant a steadfast faith to all Christians, that even in the midst of fears and chaos, they may carry out the mission you have entrusted to them.
O God, bless our human family abundantly, and dispel from us all evil. Deliver us from the epidemic that is afflicting us, so that we may praise and thank you with renewed hearts. For you are the Author of Life, and with your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in unity of the Holy Spirit, you live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Imprimatur: Cardinal John Tong, Apostolic Administrator of Hong Kong
30 January 2020