Almighty and eternal God, who shaped us from the mud of the earth and breathed into us beautiful life and eternal souls made to give You glory, look graciously now upon Your poor creatures who have fallen into sin. We now cry out for mercy, though we have deserved Your wrath and the rod of Your correction and trials. Be appeased. Lift from us this present affliction of disease and its fear as once You withdrew Your destroying Angel from scourging Jerusalem after smiting Israel with the sword of plague. Look kindly on us, kneeling as if upon the threshing floor. Look into our ashen and sackcloth laden hearts which we desire never again to be hardened against the promptings of Your Spirit, and forgive. Forgive the offences so many of Your ungrateful images have committed against the Hearts of our Lord and His Mother. Forgive the countless sacrilegious Communions of the last decades. Forgive Your priests and bishops who in great numbers have abandoned their proper place between Your people and Your altars. Some have committed unspeakable offences, not excluding even manifest idolatry. Forgive all of us every neglect and unworthy deed and thought as well as any lingering attachment to sins. Forgive all the sins that have cried to heaven. Forgive and then give us graces for our fuller sorrow out of love for You, more than our dread of punishment, and also for our firm purpose of amendment. Bold with confidence that the prayers of the converted sinner are precious to You, we now dare to ask You for a miracle. By Your might, annihilate the COVID-19 virus and all its mutations and variations. Restrain this disease, this consequence of sin, and make it to be harmless. We ask that You do this, almighty and merciful God, suddenly, completely, and in a lasting way so that the peoples of the whole world will recognize Your almighty hand and fall upon their faces in wonder, faith and gratitude. By this miracle, reveal Your love and kindness even though we do not merit the least of Your favors. Even while we submit ourselves to Your will, we ask this, Eternal Father, through Our Lord Jesus Christ Your Son, who died for us on Calvary and rose again in glorious impassibility. We ask this through the Holy Spirit the Consoler. We implore this through the intercession of Saint Raphael, Your healing Archangel, as well as through ____. In particular we, now humbled, entrust this audacious petition to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Health of the Sick. Let her intercede for us as the Queen of Heaven whom Your Son will not refuse. “Not to us, O Lord, not to us; but to Thy name give glory.” O God, loving and kind, we beg You to grant us this miracle. Amen.
New Yorkers especially might ask for this miracle through the intercession of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, who spent so much time there and who died in Manhattan and was interred in St. Patrick’s before his translation to Peoria.