• on March 17, 2020

Home Bound Prayer of Mercy During Covid-19

Since Masses are canceled I am asking families to pray together at home. Today, Tuesday March 17th, our Parish is praying 24 hours before the blessed Sacrament at Saint Catherine Church until noon Wednesday, March 18th, for God to bestow his Mercy on us and the world.

It is a perfect time either today or tomorrow to pray this litany with your immediate family at home, but it would be beneficial at any time during our new Lenten testing.

-Father Louis Lapeyre

 

 

The leader begins by making the Sign of the Cross with those present

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

 Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew                              Mt 8:16-17

 

When it was evening, they brought him many who were possessed by demons, and he drove out the spirits by a word and cured all the sick,  to fulfill what had been said by Isaiah the prophet:

“He took away our infirmities

and bore our diseases.”

The Gospel of the Lord

 

Prayers of Petition.

The leader or someone present reads aloud:

Let us pray in solidarity for our brothers and sisters here and around the world who are sick. Let us pray also for those who have lost loved ones to this virus. May God console them and grant them peace.

 

We Pray to the Lord

And those present respond aloud:

“Lord Hear our Prayer”

 We pray also for doctors, nurses, and caregivers, for public health officials and all civic leaders. May God grant them courage and prudence as they seek to respond to this emergency with compassion and in service to the common good.

We Pray to the Lord

We Pray for the whole Church that is experiencing physical distance from your very presence in the Most holy Eucharist. That our prayers of spiritual communion united with all the church living and deceased, and all angels and saints, renew within us the hope and strength that we received in baptism.

We Pray to the Lord

We Pray for all families and anyone experiencing isolation in this time. God grant to them courage in their fears, hope against despair, spiritual solidarity with the whole Church and a renewal in their call to live the joy of the good news amidst life’s trials.

We Pray to the Lord

We pray for those who have gone from this world those who have passed and now stand before you. For all those who have died we ask for a greater outpouring of mercy, that you may welcome them into your heavenly kingdom.

We Pray to the Lord

 

 Litany To Divine Mercy

 The leader reads aloud and those present repeat each sentence:

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, hear us.

Christ, graciously hear us.

Lord Jesus Hear our Prayer.

 

The leader reads aloud and those present respond aloud, have mercy on us:

 God, the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.

God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.

God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

 

Response, we trust in you:

Divine Mercy, gushing forth from the bosom of the Father, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, greatest attribute of God, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, incomprehensible mystery, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, gushing forth from the mystery of the Most Blessed Trinity, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, unfathomed by any intellect, human or angelic, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, from which wells forth all life and happiness, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, better than the heavens, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, source of miracles and wonders, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, encompassing the whole universe, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, descending to earth in the Person of the Incarnate Word, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, which flowed out from the open wound of the Heart of Jesus, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, enclosed in the Heart of Jesus for us, and especially for sinners, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, which flowed out from the wounds of Christ, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, gushing forth from the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, giving us the Blessed Virgin Mary as Mother of Mercy, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, in revealing the mysteries of God, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, in the founding of the Holy Church, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, in instituting the Holy Sacraments, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, first of all in the sacraments of Baptism and Penance, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, in the Holy Eucharist and the sacrament of Holy Orders, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, in calling us to the holy faith, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, in the conversion of sinners, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, in sanctifying the just, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, in perfecting of the pious, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, fount of help for the sick and the suffering, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, sweet relief for anguished hearts, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, only hope of despairing souls, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, accompanying us in every moment of our life, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, anticipating our needs with graces, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, repose of the dying, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, heavenly delight of the saved, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, respite and relief of the souls in Purgatory, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, crown of All Saints, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, inexhaustible source of miracles, we trust in You.

Response, spare us O Lord, graciously hear us, O Lord, have mercy on us.

 

Lamb of God, who revealed the greatest mercy in redeeming the world by dying on the cross, spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who mercifully offers Yourself for our sake in every holy Mass, graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away our sins with inexhaustible compassion, have mercy on us.

 

The leader reads aloud V:

V: The Mercy of God is above all His works.

Followed by Response of those present

R: Hence, we will praise The Divine Mercy forever and ever.

 

The leader then reads alone:

Let us pray:

Eternal God, in whom mercy is unfathomable and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy, itself[1]

 

All present pray together:

Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.

Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.

For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.

In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.

We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.

Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen. [2]

May God bless us protect us and bring us peace. Amen

All present finish by making the Sign of the Cross.

 

[1] Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, Entry 950

[2] Prayer from WASHINGTON- Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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