For those in economic hardship

Daily Prayers for an end to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Today we pray for those people who find themselves in economic hardship. We pray for those who must work, even at risk to themselves, those without work, those who fear being laid off, and those who are anxious about economic matters.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord, Have Mercy.       Lord, Have Mercy.

Christ, Have Mercy.    Christ, Have Mercy.

Lord, Have Mercy.       Lord, Have Mercy.

Lord, Hear Us.        Lord, Hear Us.

Lord, Graciously Hear Us.     Lord, Graciously Hear Us.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

A reading from the gospel of Matthew.

When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’ And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’ Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, stranger and you gave me no welcome, naked and you gave me no clothing, ill and in prison, and you did not care for me.’ Then they will answer and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison, and not minister to your needs?’ He will answer them, ‘Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.’ And these will go off to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”  

The gospel of the Lord.  Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ.

Lord, you know we are suffering economically because of the impact of the COVID-19 virus. We remember those who are being laid off, those who are underemployed but still must come into work for their needed income, and for those who worry about caring for children.

Lord, for those who fear being laid off, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for those who worry how they will pay for utilities, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for those who face large medical bills they cannot pay, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for those who cannot provide for their children, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for the elderly, especially those who are alone, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for those who are unemployed, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for those whose jobs depend on people being able to go outside, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for the poor who often suffer because no one considers them, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for the homeless who live on the streets, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for children who have no one to care for them, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for grandparents who spend limited resources to raise their grandchildren, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for the elderly who live alone, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for the poor who feel despair, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for the hungry that they may have enough to eat, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for the thirsty that they may have clean drinking water, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for the poor who are sick, that people may be inspired to care for them, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for those in prison that people may visit them, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for those who do not have adequate shelter, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for those who have no economic opportunity, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for children who must care for their siblings, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for the sick in the hospital who have no one to visit them, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for the poor who will starve to death today, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for those who die because they cannot get adequate medical care, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for those who cannot afford medication, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for those poor who live in areas riddled with violence, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for the conversion of those spiritually poor who ignore the needs of the material poor, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for the handicapped and disabled, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for children who are aborted because they have Down’s Syndrome, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for children who feel unwanted and unloved, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for women who live in the chains of domestic violence, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for children who suffer abuse, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for the mentally ill who have no one to help them, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for those who have no one to stand up for them, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for the outcast and the marginalized, who feel lost, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for those poor who have no clean drinking water, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for those poor children who eat from piles of garbage, Let them know of your love and peace.

Lord, for all those who are sexually trafficked, let them know of your love and peace.

A Litany of Saints

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, pray for us.

Our Lady of Knock, pray for us.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.

Our Lady of the Annunciation, pray for us.

St. Albert the Great, pray for us.

St. Joseph, pray for us.

St. Sebastian, pray for us.

St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us.

St. Maximilian Kolbe, pray for us.

St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.

St. Margaret of Scotland, pray for us.

St. Bonaventure, pray for us.

St. Francis de Sales, pray for us.

St. Scholastica, pray for us.

St. Cosmas, pray for us

St. Gemma Galgani, pray for us.

St. Damian, pray for us.

St. Ursula, pray for us.

St. Aloysius Gonzaga, pray for us.

St. Gregory the Great, pray for us.

St. Giles, pray for us.

St. Jude, pray for us.

St. John Baptist de la Salle, pray for us.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, pray for us.

St. Martin de Porres, pray for us.

St. Therese of Lisieux, pray for us.

St. Frances Cabrini, pray for us.

From all sickness, deliver us O Lord.

From all suffering, deliver us O Lord.

From all pain, deliver us O Lord.

From all illness, deliver us O Lord.

From all chronic conditions, deliver us O Lord.

From all infections, deliver us O Lord.

From all injuries, deliver us O Lord.

From all struggle, deliver us O Lord.

From all disease, deliver us O Lord.

From all anxiety, deliver us O Lord.

From all fear, deliver us O Lord.

From a feeling of helplessness, deliver us, O Lord.

From all worry, deliver us O Lord.

From all sadness, deliver us O Lord.

From all depression, deliver us O Lord.

From all despair, deliver us O Lord.

From all temptation, deliver us O Lord.

From all sin, deliver us O Lord.

From all oppression, deliver us O Lord.

From all poverty, deliver us O Lord.

From all selfishness, deliver us O Lord.

From all callousness, deliver us O Lord.

From all indifference to those in need, deliver us O Lord.

(Please pause to pray for specific intentions and people.)

Let us pray.

Dear God, You have assured us of our profound responsibility to the poor and needy. We are to feed the hungry, visit the sick and those in prison, and to recognize that in helping any person we help you. Help us to follow your example of washing the disciples feet. Give us the grace to be moved to love as you love. We ask this prayer in the name of your Son Jesus who lives with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen. May almighty God bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us safely to everlasting life. Amen.

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