Here is a new version of the Novena Prayer to the Mother of Perpetual Help, one for this time we are in. We invite you to copy it for yourselves, and to share it with others. We in Esker are holding everyone in prayer, the whole world over. (We invite you to share this prayer with friends, near and far).
A NOVENA PRAYER FOR THIS TIME
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 so that we may act responsibly.
Teach us to trust in God’s love and mercy,
And to share with you
the joy of having courageously
faced up to all the challenges of life.