Today is the first day of 100 Days of Prayer, and you are invited to join with thousands of people across the U.S. Catholic health ministry and beyond who are coming together in prayer for those who are sick or injured and their caregivers.
100 Days of Prayer culminates at 1 p.m. on Feb. 11, 2015, World Day of the Sick, when the people who have joined this prayer campaign will stop for one powerful minute of collective prayer for healing. World Day of the Sick is an annual observance, initiated by Pope John Paul II, coinciding with the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.
Please go to www.chausa.org/100 now to sign up to join this prayer event. You can also submit the names (first names only) of those persons who are sick or injured and their caregivers in need of prayer. Each Monday, leading up to Feb. 11, you will receive an email with a unique prayer for your reflection during the week. This week's prayer is shown below.
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2015 will mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Catholic Health Association. 100 Days of Prayer is the inaugural event of the association's Centennial observance. Be a part of this ministry-wide prayer campaign; sign up now at www.chausa.org/100.
A prayer for the week of Nov. 3, 2014
For Persons Suffering from Ebola
You shall not fear the terror of the night
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that roams in darkness,
nor the plague that ravages at noon.
Merciful God, hear our fervent prayer for all who suffer from Ebola.
May those who are infected receive the proper treatment
and the comfort of your healing presence.
May their caregivers, families and neighbors be shielded
from the onslaught of the virus.
Give solace to those who grieve the loss of loved ones.
Protect and guide those who strive to find a cure,
that their work may conquer the disease and restore communities to wholeness and health.
Help us to rise above fear. We ask all this through the intercession of Our Lady of Lourdes,
and in the name of your Son, Jesus, and the holy Spirit, now and forever.