Here is the prayer Pope Francis recited by video on March 11 for a special Mass and act of prayer asking Mary to protect Italy and the world during the coronavirus pandemic.
you shine continuously along our journey
as a sign of salvation and hope.
“We entrust ourselves to you,
Health of the Sick,
who at the Cross were near to the pain of Jesus,
keeping your faith firm.
“You, Salvation of the Roman people,
know what we need, and we trust that
you will provide for those needs so that,
as at Cana of Galilee,
joy and celebration may return after this moment of trial.
Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the will of the Father
and to do what Jesus tells us,
He who took our sufferings upon Himself,
and took up our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross,
to the joy of the Resurrection.
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.