NU Prayer for the Crisis
Merciful God, Creator of all things, and our loving Father, we turn to You in this difficult time and pray that our world may be spared the worst of this crisis.
We echo St. John Henry Newman in pleading, “Lead, Kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom. Lead Thou me on!” For we too cannot see all that lies ahead in this difficult time but confidently pray with St. Maria De Mattias, “Providence that has provided, still provides and always will provide.”
Imploring Your loving care, we offer You now the intentions closest to our hearts: For the sick, we pray they may be healed and strengthened in trust. For our health care workers, we pray for courage, clear judgment, and safety. For our leaders, we pray for wisdom, prudence, and justice. For us all, we pray for hope, patience, and loving solidarity.
For the Newman University community we pray especially for all students, faculty, staff, administration, board members, and Adorers; keep us all safe and healthy, Lord. As our semester enters this uncertain time of change, grant us empathy and courtesy toward one another. Though we may not be able to fully understand this cross You are asking us to take up, we pray You will help us to bear it with grace and to emerge stronger as a community once the crisis has passed.
St. John Henry Newman, pray for us.
St. Maria De Mattias, pray for us.
Our Lady Undoer of Knots, pray for us.
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