Resources for Prayer and Worship During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As we face difficult and challenging times during the global outbreak of the Coronavirus we need to support each other – especially the elderly and the vulnerable – through a deepening of our prayer and worship. Below are some online resources for keeping spiritually connected. Please get in touch with me with your own suggestions  for resources which you are finding helpful at megrew@btinternet.com

The Tablet: the International Catholic News Weekly has published a comprehensive list of resources in  “Isolated but not alone: resources for Catholics”

The Catholic Truth Society has resources to support your prayer life in isolation.

Sign up to CAFOD’s weekly reflections on the Sunday Gospel

The Corrymeela Community has Prayers for community in a time of pandemic

The World Community for Christian Meditation is providing a contemplative path through crisis.

For people working at home, take a break from your computer and make a 3-minute retreat.

24-7 Prayer is an international, interdenominational movement of prayer, mission and justice. Join their virtual prayer room to pray for the coronavirus pandemic.

CAFOD has lots of ideas for keeping us together as a community

St Mary’s Press has online readings, reflections and questions, suitable for young people and children, updated daily.

In the light of school closures CAFOD has resources for primary school children and young people.

Prayers with children during times of illness

Pope Francis’ Prayer for Protection from Coronavirus

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign
of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain,
with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that,
as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will
and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself,
and bore our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection.
Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test
– and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.