On Wednesday, 11 March 2020, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania transmitted the following prayer to all the dioceses within the Romanian Patriarchate, for the deliverance from the new coronavirus epidemic.
Special prayer for the deliverance from the new epidemic:
Before the dismissal (Divine Liturgy, Vespers, Compline), the priest says: Let us pray to the Lord!
Believers: Lord, have mercy!
The priest reads this prayer facing East:
Lord, our God, Who are rich in mercy, and with your wise providence govern our life, hear our prayer, receive our repentance for our sins, stop the new infectious disease (the new epidemic), as You once ceased the punishment of Your people in the time of King David.
You, Who are the Physician of our souls and bodies, grant recovery to the sick, raising them hastily from the bed of suffering so that they may glorify You, our Merciful Saviour, and protect the healthy ones from any disease.
Bless, O Lord, strengthen and protect with Your grace all those who with philanthropy and sacrifice take care of the sick at their homes or in hospitals.
Remove all disease and suffering from among the people and teach us to value life and health as Your gifts.
Give us, o God, Your peace and fill our hearts with steadfast faith in Your protection, with hope in Your support and with love for You and our neighbour.
For it is Yours to have mercy on us and save us, our God, and to You we give glory: to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto the ages of ages.
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