Pope Francis urged the Church around the world this May to pray with the Blessed Virgin Mary for the Covid-19 pandemic to end. This trial is an opportunity to witness our firm faith and nourish our hope through bodily and spiritual gestures of love to help others.

Union of prayer, every day, reciting the rosary with the Christians of the 30 Marian shrines of the world

Daily Prayer Intentions

  • 01 may : For all the deceased
    02 may : For all those who have not been able to say goodbye to their deceased loved ones
    03 may : For all those infected with the corona virus and all the sick
    04 may : For all expectant women and their unborn babies
    05 may : For all children and adolescents
    06 may : For all young people
    07 may : For all families
    08 may : For all communication workers
    09 may : For all seniors
    10 may : For all people with disabilities
    11 may : For all the poor, the homeless, and the economically distressed
    12 may : For all people who live alone and those who have lost hope
    13 may : For all prisoners
    14 may : For all scientists and medical research institutions
    15 may : For all migrants
    16 may : For all victims of violence and human trafficking
    17 may : For all world leaders and for all heads of international organizations
    18 may : For all doctors and nurses
    19 may : For all people at war and for world peace
    20 may : For all pharmacists and health care personnel
    21 may : For all social workers
    22 may : For all volunteers
    23 may : For all law enforcement and military personnel and for all firefighters
    24 may : For all those who provide essential services
    25 may : For all teachers, students and educators
    26 may : For all workers and entrepreneurs
    27 may : For all the unemployed
    28 may : For the Holy Father, bishops, presbyters, and deacons
    29 may : For all consecrated men and women
    30 may : For the Church
    31 may : For the end of the pandemic and the resumption of our social and economic life

Final prayer

Let us implore the mercy of God through this prayer with the Blessed Virgin Mary, at the end of the prayer:

We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God.

In the present tragic situation, when the whole world is prey to suffering and anxiety, we fly to you, Mother of God and our Mother, and seek refuge under your protection.

Virgin Mary, turn your merciful eyes towards us amid this coronavirus pandemic. Comfort those who are distraught and mourntheir loved ones who have died, and at times are buried in a way that grieves them deeply. Be close to those who are concerned for their loved ones who are sick and who, in order to prevent the spread of the disease, cannot be close to them. Fill with hope those who are troubled by the uncertainty of the future and the consequences for the economy and employment.

Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us to God, the Father of mercies, that this great suffering may end and that hope and peace may dawn anew. Plead with your divine Son, as you did at Cana, so that the families of the sick and the victims be comforted, and their hearts be opened to confidence and trust.

Protect those doctors, nurses, health workers and volunteers who are on the frontline of this emergency, and are risking their lives to save others. Support their heroic effort and grant them strength, generosity, and continued health.

Be close to those who assist the sick night and day, and to priests who, in their pastoral concern and fidelity to the Gospel, are trying to help and support everyone.

Blessed Virgin, illumine the minds of men and women engaged in scientific research, that they may find effective solutions to overcome this virus.

Support national leaders, that with wisdom, solicitude and generosity they may come to the aid of those lacking the basic necessities of life and may devise social and economic solutions inspired by farsightedness and solidarity.

Mary Most Holy, stir our consciences, so that the enormous funds invested in developing and stockpiling arms will instead be spent on promoting effective research on how to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.

Beloved Mother, help us realize that we are all members of one great family and to recognize the bond that unites us, so that, in a spirit of fraternity and solidarity, we can help to alleviate countless situations of poverty and need. Make us strong in faith, persevering in service, constant in prayer.

Mary, Consolation of the afflicted, embrace all your children in distress and pray that God will stretch out his all-powerful hand and free us from this terrible pandemic, so that life can serenely resume its normal course.

To you, who shine on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope, do we entrust ourselves, O Clement, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary. Amen.

Guide les pas de tes pèlerins qui désirent te prier et t’aimer dans les sanctuaires qui te sont dédiés dans le monde entier sous les titres les plus divers qui rappellent ton intercession, sois pour chacun un guide sûr. Amen».


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