(For private purpose)
O Holy Bishop Nicholas,
thou distributest riches in abundance to the poor and the needy
who call upon thy name and beg for thy help.
Hearken unto us that pray unto thee and flee to thy protection.
Plead on our behalf with the Most High,
and obtain through thy God-pleasing intercessions all that is useful
for the salvation of our souls and bodies;
keep, through thy help, the holy churches,
monasteries and convents all over the world,
every city and town, every Christian country,
and the people that dwell therein,
from all oppression,
for we know that the prayer of a righteous man availeth much for good;
and after the most-blessed Virgin Mary, the all–holy Mother of God,
we look to thee, O Father Nicholas, for help
and full of confidence, hasten to thy fervent intercession.
Do thou, as a watchful and good shepherd, keep us from all enemies,
pestilence, earthquake, hail, famine, flood, fire, and violence.
Protect us from the invasion of the godless,
the perversions of the wicked,
the contagion of illnesses,
and from being destitute and penniless in the hour of our need.
In all our misfortunes and affliction
do thou stretch forth a helping hand.
Open wide to us the doors of God’s compassion
for we, by reason of the multitude of our iniquities,
are unworthy to knock at heaven’s door;
we are bound by the knots of many sins;
we have sinned again and again,
and our hearts have grown hard and cold
in disobedience to the divine commands.
Wherefore, on bended knee,
we incline our hearts before Our Lord Jesus Christ,
and implore thy fatherly intercession with our all–merciful God.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was at the beginning, now and ever shall be world without end.
For protection against diseases, against the CoVid-19 threat worldwide and all possible negative and evil impacts it may bring. For the needs of the Crusaders and their families, spiritual and temporal.