The Catholic Bishops of Africa under the aegis of the Sumposiun of Episcopal Conference of Africa have composed prayers that the faithfuls could use to pray against the globaly ravaging virus called Coronovirus.
In a meeting held in Nairobi Kenya, the Bishops through the president, Cardinal Phileppe Quadraogo and its secretary, Bishop Emmanuel Badejo, suggested prayers for quick end to the virus.
The prayer goes thus:
“Almighty and merciful Father, who shows your love to all creation, we come before you asking for a quick control of the Coronavirus currently ravaging our world.
“Hear graciously the prayers we make for those affected by the virus in various parts of the world.
“Grant healing to the sick, eternal life to the dead and consolation to the bereaved families.
“We pray that an effective medicine to combat the sickness be speedily found.
“We pray for the relevant Governments and Health Authorities that they take appropriate steps for the good of the people.
“Look upon us in your mercy and forgive us our fallings.
“We ask this through our Lord Jesus.’’