A great way to pray is to look for God’s presence in your life. More than 400 years ago St. Ignatius Loyola encouraged prayer-filled mindfulness by proposing what has been called the Daily Examen. The Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and to discern his direction for us.
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and ….
Almighty and All loving God, Father Son and Holy Spirit, We pray to you through Christ the Healer for those who suffer from the Coronavirus Covid-19 In….and across our world We pray too for all who reach out to those who mourn the loss Of each and every person who has died as a result of contracting the disease. Give wisdom to policymakers, Skill to healthcare professionals and researchers, Comfort to everyone in distress, And a sense of calm to us all in these days of uncertainty and distress. This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, Who showed compassion to the outcast, Acceptance to the rejected and love those whom no love was shown. Amen