Prayer in Times of Plagues and Epidemics

Prayer in Times of Plagues and Epidemics

Almighty God,

who forgive the sins of your people and heal all their faults,

you who call the Lord our healer

and sent your beloved Son to bear our sickness,

look upon us who stand humbly before You.

We pray to You in this time of plague and need,

remember Your love and kindness

that You have always shown to Your people in times of tribulation.

Just as You graciously looked upon Aaron's atonement

and stopped the plague that broke out,

just as You accepted David's sacrifice

and commanded the destroying angel to withdraw his hand,

accept also today our prayer and sacrifice and show us mercy.

Keep this disease away from us,

allow those affected to be healed,

protect those who have been preserved from it so far by Your goodness,

and do not let the plague spread any further.


Holy Mary, health of the sick, pray for us!