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Prayer by Fr. Kevin O’Gorman SMA: The Covid Prayer

God, our heavenly Father, grant us the fortitude of Christ your Son to face the Covid-19 crisis with trust, patience and compassion.

Give us the grace of the Holy Spirit to free us from fear and look forward together to the future with healing and hope.

May the intercession of Saint Joseph, the guardian of Jesus, with Mary his mother and Mother of the Church, guide is through this time of peril, preserve us in peace, protect the vulnerable, health care workers and all who serve society, at home and abroad.

Grace before the meal

Bless us, O God, as we

sit together.

Bless the food we eat


Bless the hands that

made the food.

Bless us, O God.


Prayers and Inspiration


“A world of exacerbated consumption is at the same time a world which mistreats life in all its forms”. (LS 230)

A Christian prayer in union with creation.

Father, we praise you with all your creatures.

They came forth from your all-powerful hand; they are yours, filled with your presence and your tender love.

Praise be to you!

Son of God, Jesus, you were formed in the womb of Mary our Mother, you became part of this earth, and you gazed upon this world with human eyes.

Today you are alive in every creature in your risen glory.

Praise be to you!

Holy Spirit, by your light you guide this world towards the Father’s love and accompany creation as it groans in travail.

You also dwell in our hearts and you inspire us to do what is good.

Praise be to you!

Triune Lord, wondrous community of infinite love, teach us to contemplate you in the beauty of the universe, for all things speak of you.

Awaken our praise and thankfulness for every being that you have made.

Give us the grace to feel profoundly joined to everything that is.

God of love, show us our place in this world as channels of your love for all the creatures of this earth, for not one of them is forgotten in your sight.

Enlighten those who possess power and money that they may avoid the sin of indifference, that they may love the common good, advance the weak, and care for this world in which we live.

The poor and the earth are crying out.

O Lord, seize us with your power and light, help us to protect all life, for the coming of your Kingdom of justice, peace, love and beauty.

Praise be to you!


For more information on our LAUDATO SI’ MISSION, please check out:

Season of Creation resources at www.kilmorediocese.ie