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Saturday 9 January 2021

Prayer of Cardinal Erdo, Primate of Hungary

The following prayer by Cardinal Erdo, Primate of Hungary is being prayed daily around the world. Please join in praying this translation and adaptation of the prayer to hieratic English according to our patrimony:

Almightly LORD, GOD of our Forebears,

We bless Thee for the world created to enable human existence. We bless Thee for the wealth of creation and its miraculous principles. 

We bless Thee for allowing us to survive despite all the destructive forces that surround us. Enable us to recognise new insights in our world and in ourselves. 

We thank Thee for the opportunity to fight both individually and in community for our survival as well as for a better and a more meaningful life. 

But first and foremost we thank Thee for having been invited us to eternal life; and that through the redemptive death and resurrection of Christ the Lord, the way has been opened for our eternal happiness.

Whenever a cataclysm hits us, against which we are unable on our own to find a solid protection, we understand that, after all, our life is in Thy hands.

Lord, we humbly beg Thee to help scientists quickly find antidotes for the present pandemic! Please give society’s leaders insight, enabling them to take the appropriate measures to cut the spread of contagion; and to help with prevention and the delivery of the effective treatment for those in need. 

Please grant mercy and everlasting rest to those deceased from this disease; grant recovery to the ill and grant strength and blessings to the doctors and to all the healthcare staff for their courageous stand. 

Please strengthen our faith, confidence and helping love, so that we would be able to provide maximum spiritual and physical assistance to our sick fellow humans as well as to the grieving and worried relatives. Please grant that our responsible behaviour becomes an efficient contribution to prevent the spread of disease.

Lord, please forgive us all our sins that are committed by thought, by voice, by action and by failure.

Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us!

Blessed Virgin Mary, Salus Infirmorum, pray for us!