CHRISM MASS: APRIL 7, 2020
Let us pray, dearly beloved, to God the Father Almighty, that he may raise his mighty hand to stop the spread of the coronavirus, strengthen medical professionals and first responders, grant wisdom to those making decisions for the public welfare, and restore the sick and those who are afraid to health and peace.
Pray in Silence. Then the Priest says:
Almighty ever-living God, we beg you to hear us as we devoutly raise our petitions to you, and graciously turn away the pandemic of disease that afflicts us; so that mortal hearts may recognize that these scourges proceed from sin that sickens us and cease only when we implore your divine mercy. Through Christ our Lord. (Based on the Roman Ritual IX.X, “Prayer in time of Epidemics”)