Prayers for the Persecuted Christians and Church in the World

August 25th - August 31st

Monday, August 25, 2014

Merciful God,

Your Son Jesus Christ has asked that we pray laborers for the huge harvest. We therefore pray You this week especially for vocations to the priesthood and the diaconate in South-East Asia, especially in Indonesia. Grant Your children courageous and capable men who can accompany them on their life’s journey. Grant all the people of Indonesia a genuine and firm faith in the Good News.

Through Christ our Lord.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dear God,

To those who are sick, You grant healing and to those in need You grant overflowing blessings. We want to pray You today on behalf of all young people in South East Asia, especially in Indonesia. We pray for children under the yoke of poverty and heavy burdens; for children forced to do labor. Grant them relief from their suffering; grant them hope for a better future, and for joy-filled days with their peers. Grant that they may grow up as healthy and happy people.

Through Christ our Lord.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Dear God,

Your good deeds are proclaimed across the entire world. This Wednesday we ask for Your blessing for all the people in Indonesia—especially for the Christians in that country. May their faith in Jesus Christ bear much fruit and may they be living signs of Christ’s love.

We ask You this through the intercession of St. Monica, through Christ our Lord.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Almighty God,

Your Word creates all that is good and beautiful. We thank You for the priests, deacons and catechists in Indonesia who proclaim Your Good News of peace and justice to the poor and all those without rights. We ask You today: protect these inspired men and women their work of witnessing. Grant them the gifts of wisdom, strength and prudence, so that their work may bear fruit for their fellow citizens and our whole world.

We ask this through the intercession of St. Augustine, through Christ our Lord.

Friday, August 29, 2014

God of justice and love,

The seed of Your Kingdom sprout and grow wherever You wish. We pray You for vocations to marriage in Indonesia.  We pray You for families where children can grow up in love and security. We pray for Your blessing on religious communities in Indonesia; and for vocations to religious life.

We ask You this through the intercession of John the Baptist, through Christ our Lord.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Living God,

Your Son Jesus Christ brought glory and healing to all those He lovingly touched. We pray You on this last day of the week for Your encouragement and blessing for all those Indonesians who work in healthcare. We pray for doctors and nurses, for religious and laity, for researchers and caretakers. Touch them with Your loving presence and grant them wisdom and strength in their work.

We ask You this through Christ our Lord.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

God of love,

On the first day of the week Your raised Your Son Jesus Christ from the dead. This Sunday we want to pray for all those people who long for freedom and peace. Grant that the rulers of this earth recognize Your omnipotence. Soften their hearts so they can understand Your word of peace and grant Your freedom to all their subjects.

Through Christ our Lord.


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