Adapted Novena Prayer
Mother of Perpetual Help,
with the greatest confidence
we come before your holy picture
to beseech your intercession.
We think of you, Mother,
at the foot of the cross.
Your heart must have bled
to see your Son in agony.
But your joy was great
when he rose from the dead,
victorious over the powers of evil.
Mother of Sorrows,
pray for us in this time of trial
Help us not to lose heart.
Intercede for your people who are afflicted with Coronavirus.
Comfort your people who are vulnerable and anxious.
Protect healthcare workers who put their lives at risk.
Inspire our leaders to make good decisions.
Change our hearts that all may act responsibly.
Teach us to to trust in God’s love and mercy.
And so share with you
the joy of having courageously
faced up to all the challenges of life.