Read Pope Francis’s Prayer to Mary
Below is the text of Pope Francis’s prayer to Mary, a prayer of protection during the coronavirus pandemic.
A Prayer For Protection in Time of Pandemic
O Mary, 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.
O loving Mother, you know what we need,
and we are confident you will
provide for us as at Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial.
Intercede for us with your Son Jesus, the Divine Physician,
for those who have fallen ill,
for those who are vulnerable,
and for those who have died.
Intercede also for those charged with protecting
the health and safety of others
and for those who are tending the sick and seeking a cure.
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.
Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God.
In our needs, despise not our petitions,
but deliver us always from all dangers,
O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.