“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.’’
By the Catholic Bishops of Africa