Prayer to Guardian Angel when you Cannot Attend Mass
O Holy Angel at my side go to Church for me, kneel in my place at Holy Mass, where I desire to be. At Offertory, in my stead, take all I am and own and place it as a sacrifice upon the Altar Throne.
At Holy Consecration’s bell, adore with Seraph’s love, my Jesus hidden in the Host come down from Heaven above.
Then pray for those I dearly love, and those who cause me grief, that Jesus’ Blood may cleanse all hearts, and suffering souls relieve. And when the priest Communion takes, oh, bring my Lord to me, that His sweet Heart may rest on mine, and I His temple be.
Pray that this Sacrifice Divine, may mankind’s sins efface, then bring me Jesus’ blessing home, the pledge of every grace. Amen
Individual Act of Contrition
Prayer when making a Spiritual Communion
A Prayer Amid a Pandemic
Lord Jesus, you travelled through towns and villages, “curing every disease and illness.” At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love. Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care.
Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbours from helping one another.
Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.
Lord Jesus, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow. Be with those who have died from the virus. May they be at rest with you in your eternal presence.
Be with the families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair.
Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace.
Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May they work together in harmony to achieve it on earth.
Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few, Lord Jesus, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace.
Dear Lord Jesus Christ, heal us. Amen