Let us offer this prayer in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen
Lord Jesus Christ our God, You traveled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.” At Your command, the sick was made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience Your healing love.
Heal those O Lord who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care.
Heal us from our fears, which prevents nations from working together and neighbours form helping one another.
Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.
Lord Jesus Christ, healer of all and physician of our souls and bodies, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.
Be with those who have died from the virus. May they be at rest with You in Your eternal peace.
Be with the families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. May they know Your peace.
Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers, and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected, and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know Your protection and peace.
Be with the leaders of all nations and the Members of the Church. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May they know Your peace as they work together to achieve it on earth; whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness,
or only a few.
Lord Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us Your peace.
All of us at WCC as we are working for the preparation of our next Assembly, we carry on praying together day and night “The love of Christ to move all of us to Metanoia, Reconciliation and Unity” in order the whole humanity to live like the first Christian community (“all the believers were one in heart and mind, no one claim that any of his possessions was his own, but they share everything they had” Acts 4,32)
For You are the Physician of our souls and bodies, Christ our God, and to You we offer glory, thanksgiving, and worship, together with Your Eternal Father and Your All-Holy, Good, and Lifegiving Spirit, now and forever, and unto ages of ages.
(Relying on a prayer from the Orthodox Parish of St Nicholas of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese)
His Eminence Metropolitan Seraphim Kykotis