03/01/2021, 17.23
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Church in Holy Land to pray for the end of the pandemic

The prayer is set for 6 pm at the Shrine of Our Lady Stella Maris, Haifa. The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land will call upon Our Lady of Mount Carmel to comfort mourners, heal the sick, and give strength to healers. Since the start of the outbreak, more than 112 million people have been infected by the virus and 2.5 million have died worldwide.

Haifa (AsiaNews) – The Assembly of the Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land will lead an intercessory prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel tomorrow from 6 to 7 pm at the Shrine of Our Lady (Stella Maris) in Haifa.

The prayer will seek an end to the coronavirus pandemic, which has disrupted the life of the entire planet over the past year, infecting more than 112 million people with almost 2.5 million deaths. The goal is to bring some comfort to those who mourn, heal the sick, give peace to the dying, empower the healers, bring wisdom to rulers and courage to all, to reach all in love.

The city’s Melkite, Latin and Maronite parish choirs will lead the prayer, which will be broadcast by the Christian Media Center (CMC) on Thursday.

The two-day Assembly of the Catholic Ordinaries is set to start tomorrow. 

Christian leaders invite all consecrated men and women to hold a prayer of intercession in the chapel of their communities at 6.00 pm tomorrow.

They also urge young people and families to take part in a moment of prayer on Thursday, starting at 6.30 pm, during the broadcast of the intercession prayer on the CMC ’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

The common prayer to be recited for an end to the pandemic follows:

Almighty and eternal God, our refuge in every danger, to whom we turn in our distress;

in faith we pray look with compassion on the afflicted, grant eternal rest to the dead, comfort to mourners, healing to the sick, peace to the dying, strength to healthcare workers, wisdom to our leaders and the courage to reach out to all in love, so that together we may give glory to your holy name.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen. “

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