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“Do what I cannot do, O loving Angel, to bring healing and strength to soul and body, according to the Father’s will.”

By Patti Armstrong, EWTN News, 4/9/20

With so many people dying alone due to the coronavirus, they need our prayers. We can appeal to all the angels and saints — our family in heaven — to intercede and pray with us to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Especially relevant, we can pray to the angel who ministered to Jesus on Holy Thursday as he prayed for us in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Just as the angel comforted Jesus, we can pray for him to comfort those dying alone. In the book, His Angels at Our Side: Understanding Their Power in Our Souls and the  World, Father John Horgan explained what is known about the angels with suggestions for how we can grow holy with them. There is a chapter on “Angels in the Life of Christ” where he pointed out that from the time of the annunciation when Angel Gabriel announced the incarnation of Jesus, to his Ascension into Heaven, angels accompanied Jesus throughout his earthly life.

Included in the chapter on “Interacting with the Angels” is a  “Prayer to the Angel of Gethsemane.”  ….

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