Prayer Service - A Litany in the Pandemic

Spring 2021

BY: CARRIE MEYER McGRATH, MDiv, MAS
DIRECTOR, MISSION SERVICES, THE CATHOLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, ST. LOUIS

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Holy Trinity, divine relationship of love,
Have mercy on us.
God of all Creation,
Have mercy on us.
God of our Redemption,
Have mercy on us.
God of Breath and Life,
Have mercy on us.

For physicians, nurses and caretakers,
Risking themselves to care for others,
God, have mercy on them.
For those who are chronically ill, isolated and at the margins,
Exhausted by the relentless pandemic,
God, have mercy on them.

For the grocery clerks, teachers and laborers,
Exposed to illness as they do their work,
Christ, have mercy on them.
For servers, construction workers, musicians and many more.

For those unemployed or unable to work,
All of them struggling to meet their needs and the needs of their families,
Christ, have mercy on them.

For all of us, each person in our own situation,
Weathering the storm of the pandemic and waves of anxiety,
Spirit, have mercy on us.
For all of us, each one in our own way,
Reaching out, doing the good we can and waiting in hope,
Spirit, have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, divine relationship of love
Have mercy on us.
God of all Creation,
Have mercy on us.
God of our Redemption,
Have mercy on us.
God of Breath and Life,
Have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

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