A CALL TO PRAYER
The Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin, has asked us to join in a 9 Day Novena of Prayer culminating in a Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25th.
If you haven’t already begun, can you join in?
See Daily Prayer for Protection below
1. Pray the Daily Protection Prayer (see following prayer) followed by the Rosary each day, at 9pm, if you can. Beginning 19th March (The Feast of St. Joseph)
Daily Prayer for Protection
Lord, you promised:
“If my people humble themselves, pray, seek me and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear and forgive their sins and restore them” …
(2 Chronicles 7:14)
Most Holy Trinity, in Jesus, the Only Begotten Son, You revealed Yourself as the fount of life and unfathomable source of Divine Mercy, who listens to Your People. We the people of Ireland, along with people from other lands, ask you to heed us amid this global pandemic of the Coronavirus that we struggle to bear.
Father God we entrust ourselves into your Divine Mercy, through Our Lady, Mother of Mercy and Her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, through St. Michael and the Archangels, St. Joseph, and all our nations’ Saints and Martyrs.
Merciful Jesus, hold out Your Healing Hand to rescue and safeguard us from this disease, and turn our nations and our souls to You as our Saviour. We ask this for our sick, elderly and vulnerable, for families with young children, for our destitute and those suffering poor mental health.
Our Nations have forgotten You and sinned against You.
We confess our sins with the Prophet Daniel:
“Lord, we have sinned against you, we have acted wickedly, betrayed your commandments and turned from them.
Integrity is yours; ours the look of shame because of the sins we carry.”
Listen to us, open Your eyes and see our plight. We do not rely on our own works but on Your mercy as we commend our humble plea to you.
Lord, listen, forgive and act! For your own sake do not delay, because we, Your people, bear your name. God Our Father, all forgiving and gentle, we implore your mercy, intervention and healing.
Through JESUS CHRIST our Lord in the power of the Most Precious Blood. Amen.
Perhaps, you can pray this prayer and the Rosary with us each evening at 9pm on Radio Maria (listen live on www.radiomaria.ie, or channel 210 on your Saorview TV, or ring 01-4373277 to listen live on your phone)?
2. On the Solemnity, of St Joseph, March 19th, for this day only, significantly increase prayer and reparation efforts, asking for St Joseph’s intercession i.e. adoration, rosaries, chaplets of Divine Mercy, penances (especially offering the hardships of sickness and isolation during the crisis), etc.
Please encourage everyone you can to join this urgent campaign of prayer and reparation for protection in this difficult time.
Our Lady of Victories, pray for us.
Archbishop Eamon Martin’s 9 Day Novena to the Feast of the Annunciation