Actor Jon Voight is praying that God would take away 'curse' of the coronavirus

Actor Jon Voight is praying that God will take away the "curse" of the coronavirus.

The veteran actor, who is the father of Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie, shared a post on Twitter recently in which he told fans that "we are all God's children" and that the US, as a "nation under God", could get through the pandemic. 

He then prayed that the Lord would "bring us to our feet to love you more". 

"Oh Lord, oh our Savior, teach us more, but lift this veil over our heads and wipe away this curse that has taken us down with fear," he said.

"Oh Lord, give us peace on our holy land, give us peace for our children and elders. Oh Lord, give us light to shine on our souls so we may be strong to fight. Oh Lord, we are all one with you."

The US is struggling to halt the spread of coronavirus, with more than 200,000 cases and over 5,000 deaths.

The Academy Award-winner went on to tell his fellow Americans that "we will rid this virus". 

"We will be strong because we are the greatest gift to mankind," he said.

"We are all God's children. God bless this nation and the entire creation. And may God protect our president and his family. ... Love to you."