(from the end of his Urbi et Orbi blessing ceremony on March 27, 2020)

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

WE ADORE YOU, O LORD

Our Savior, God within us, rich in mercy, We adore You, O Lord.

Lord, King of Creation and of history, We adore You, O Lord.

Conqueror of sin and death, We adore You, O Lord.

Friend of humankind, We adore You, O Lord.

The Risen One, the Living One Who sits at the right hand of the Father, We adore You, O Lord.

WE BELIEVE IN YOU, O LORD.

Only begotten Son of the Father, descended from heaven for our salvation, We believe in You, O Lord.

Heavenly Physician Who bows down over our misery, We believe in You, O Lord.

Lamb Who was slain, You offered Yourself to rescue us from evil, We believe in You, O Lord.

Good Shepherd, You give Your life for the flock which You love, We believe in You, O Lord.

Living Bread and medicine for immortality, You give us eternal life, We believe in You, O Lord.

DELIVER US, O LORD.

From the power of satan and the seductions of the world, Deliver us, O Lord.

From the pride and presumption of being able to do anything without You, Deliver us, O Lord.

From the deceptions of fear and anxiety, Deliver us, O Lord.

From unbelief and desperation, Deliver us, O Lord.

From hardness of heart and the incapacity to love, Deliver us, O Lord.

SAVE US, O LORD.

From every evil that afflicts humanity, Save us, O Lord.

From hunger, from famine, from egoism, Save us, O Lord.

From illness, epidemics and the fear of our brothers and sisters, Save us, O Lord.

From devastating madness, from ruthless interests and from violence, Save us, O Lord.

From being deceived, from false information and from manipulation of consciences,  Save us, O Lord.

COMFORT US, O LORD.

Protect Your Church, which crosses the desert, Comfort us, O Lord.

Protect humanity, terrified by fear and anguish, Comfort us, O Lord.

Protect doctors and healthcare providers exhausted by the difficulties they are facing, Comfort us, O Lord.

Protect politicians and decision-makers who bear the weight of having to make decisions, Comfort us, O Lord.

GRANT US YOUR SPIRIT, O LORD.

In the hour of trial and confusion, Grant us Your Spirit, O Lord.

In temptation and in our fragility, Grant us Your Spirit, O Lord.

In the battle against evil and sin, Grant us Your Spirit, O Lord.

In the search for what is truly good and for true joy, Grant us Your Spirit, O Lord.

In the decision to remain in You and in Your friendship, Grant us Your Spirit, O Lord.

OPEN US TO HOPE, O LORD.

Should sin oppress us, Open us to hope, O Lord.

Should hatred close our hearts, Open us to hope, O Lord.

Should sorrow visit us, Open us to hope, O Lord.

Should indifference cause us anguish, Open us to hope, O Lord.

Should death overwhelm us, Open us to hope, O Lord.

Thank you for loving us, God. We ask all this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.