By prayer one acknowledges God’s power and goodness, and one’s own neediness and dependence. It is therefore an act of the virtue of religion implying the deepest reverence for God and habituating a person to look to him for everything. Prayer presupposes faith in God and hope in his goodness.
The Word Among Us Online provides free access to daily Mass readings and meditation. Visit it here.
During this time MAGNIFICAT is offering free complimentary access to their online version. It contains Mass readings for each day and other prayers and reflections. Visit it here.
Pray as you go – is a daily prayer meditation from the Jesuits that takes about 10 minutes. Visit it here.
The Vatican has a prayer resource here.
Catholic Gallery offers Daily Mass Readings, Prayers, Quotes, Bible Online, Yearly plan to read bible, Saint of the day and much more. Visit here.
Word On Fire offers many prayerful resources including homilies, videos, prayers and reflections.
Catholic.org offers a number of traditional Catholic prayers enhanced with images and video.
Xavier University maintains a repository of prayerful resources.
Praywithme.com maintains a collection of traditional Catholic prayers.
The free Laudate app hosts Catholic prayer, devotions, daily Scripture readings, and prayers amid the coronavirus. Multiple languages are available.
Seek Spiritual Communion
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.
Pope Francis' Prayer to Our Lady, imploring her protection amid the Corona virus
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
Father Bernie Black Remembered
Father Bernie was a dearly loved and devoted Roman Catholic Priest. He worked in various ministries in his 52 years of priesthood. He was a parish priest and a prison, school and hospital chaplin. He served in the Dioceses of Hamilton, Calgary and in the Northwest Territories for the Diocese of MacKenzie-Fort Smith.
Father Bernie had a profound impact of those who knew him. Visit his tribute page and view his sermons here.