In observance of this week, we ask that you take a moment to pray for our brothers and sisters around the globe who are punished for practicing their faith.
For more information about persecuted Christians visit: USCCB.org, Christiansatrisk.org, or ArchdioceseofHartford.org.
Prayer for Persecuted Christians:
O God of all the nations,
the One God who is and was and always will be,
in your providence you willed that your Church
be united to the suffering of your Son.
Look with mercy on your servants
who are persecuted for their faith in you.
Grant them perseverance and courage
to be worthy imitators of Christ.
Bring your wisdom upon leaders of nations
to work for peace among all peoples.
May your Spirit open conversion
for those who contradict your will,
that we may live in harmony.
Give us the grace to be united in truth and freedom,
and to always seek your will in our lives.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Our Lady, Queen of Peace, pray for us.
Prayer composed by Abp. William E. Lori, Supreme Chaplain, Knights of Columbus