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As we continue to navigate uncertain times, know you can find strength and reassurance in the Holy Spirit.
O God, who by the mystery of today’s great feast
sanctify your whole Church in every people and nation,
pour out, we pray, the gifts of the Holy Spirit
across the face of the earth
and, with the divine grace that was at work
when the Gospel was first proclaimed,
fill now once more the hearts of believers.
Amen. Fr Nigel
Dear Lord, we ask that you welcome our beautiful friend, Jen, who passed away from cancer. Grant peace, strength and many blessings to her family as they farewell her quietly today. We pray also for all those who are suffering from cancer. May they get great support in these difficult times and may the Holy Spirit dwell within them to give them strength. Amen JH
Lord, please pray for Angela’s soul and may her family find comfort in you as they grieve the loss of a sister, wife, mother, grandmother and much treasured aunt. May she rest in your peace Lord. TCG
Lord, I pray for the soul of my mother, Ellenor who passed away 3 April. She lived a life devoted to you and instilled the Catholic values in her family. Please help them all find comfort in this difficult time of distancing. May she rest in peace in your glory with her husband and two of her sons. Veronica
Remember Lord your people who wait alone in nursing homes and are preparing to meet you. Give them an extra source of faith to journey to you without the company and physical touch of their family. Strengthen their families, give them understanding, give them patience, comfort them. We ask this through your son, Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Prayer for Spiritual Communion:
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Jesus, our loving Saviour, we thank you for this time of grace during which we can all strengthen our faith and trust in You. Each day help us to walk on the water of life, overcoming fear with the faith, hope and love given to us in the daily Gospel readings. Stay with us Lord.
We pray for all the medical professionals who are working so hard, particularly our son Greg who is a hospital manager of two hospitals in the UK. That he and the staff of 3,500 come through this pandemic safely. Lord Hear our prayer M & B
Take time to reflect on the this verse by Irish American poet Kitty O’Meara.
“And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.
And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.“
Reflection provided by the Samford Coffee and Chat Group, Sacred Heart Church, Samford.
Jesus, our loving Brother, As we journey through the desert with you this Lent, we trust that Your grace will sustain us and direct our eyes towards the horizon of health and hope. Margaret
Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary during the coronavirus pandemic:
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of all People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.