Voice: Nissrine Elkhoury (Lebanon)
Time: 1 min. 58 s.

Jesus Christ, you opened the eyes of the blind man, to see your face, to see the compassionate face of God, whose vision is denied even to angels. We cry out with the blind man, saying, “My Lord and God, have mercy on me. Since you have made me worthy to hear your voice, make me worthy to see your face.” We petition you today to open our eyes to see your compassion and trust in your divine providence despite the horrific pandemic the world is facing.

Your assurance to us “Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom” is relevant and poignant during these uncertain days, for the coronavirus has paralyzed the entire world and brought fear and panic into our hearts. Let us hear your sweet voice, O Lord, that brought the Good News to the paralytic man, proclaiming, “All your debts are forgiven. Pick up your mat and go in peace.” We trust in you, our Divine Physician and Healer, we pray to you, we thank you for healing the world from this paralysis just as you healed the paralytic man, and we glorify you, your Father and your Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen.

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