Letter on the Month of May – Full text, including prayers
Vatican News provides the full text of Pope Francis’ Letter on the Month of May, addressed to all the faithful throughout the world.
Prayer for the week
Eternal Father, You made the whole World stop spinning for a while.
You silenced the noise that we all have created.
You made us bend our knees again and ask for a Miracle.
You closed Your Churches so we will realize how dark our World is without You in it.
You humbled the proud and powerful.
The economy is crashing, businesses are closing.
We were very proud, we thought that everything we have, everything we possess, was the result of our hard work.
We have forgotten that it was always Your grace and mercy that made us who we are.
We’re running in circles looking for some cure to this disease, when in fact we need to humble ourselves and ask You for guidance and wisdom.
We’ve been living our lives like we will be here on Earth forever, like there’s no Heaven.
Maybe these trials are Your mercy in disguise.
Maybe this virus is actually Your way of purifying us, & cleansing our souls, bringing us back to YOU.
Today as these words travel the internet, may all who see them join their hearts and hands together in prayer! Asking for forgiveness & asking for healing & protection from this virus…
GOD just wipe it from the Earth!
Father You have been patiently waiting for us. We’re sorry for ignoring Your voice.. and in our selfish ways, we’ve sometimes forgotten that YOU are GOD!😔
You only need to say the word and our souls shall all be healed.
We ask these things in Jesus name! …
The UK Blessing – Music Video
The Lord bless you
And keep you Make His face shine upon you
And be gracious to you
The Lord turn His Face toward you
And give you peace
As we receive, we agree,
May His favour be upon you
And a thousand generations
And your family and your children
And their children, and their children
May His presence go before you,
And behind you, and beside you
All around you, and within you
He is with you,
He is with you
The Regina Caeli
(Prayed by the Pope for the inter-religious day on May 14)
Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
For he, whom you did merit to bear, alleluia.
Has risen as he said, alleluia.
Pray for us to God, alleluia.
- Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R. For the Lord is truly risen, alleluia.
Let us pray: O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, his Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life.
Through the same Christ our Lord.
Prayers if you cannot receive Holy Communion: here