Prayers for the Persecuted Christians and Church in the World
October 14th - October 19th
Tuesday October 14, 2014
You reveal Yourself in the friendship and love among people.
We pray today especially for our brothers and sisters of the various Church
communities in Iraq. May they harvest the fruits of their great faith and trust
in You, and distribute these blessings to all their fellow citizens.
We ask You this through the intercession of St. Callistus,
martyr, through Christ our Lord.
Wednesday October 15, 2014
God our Father,
Your good deeds cannot be outdone; Your saving hand reaches
out to those in dire straits. We pray for all the people in Iraq who are
refugees—especially the children. May they find rest, shelter, protection and
ample food and water. Grant that through our prayers we may grow in love for
You and our fellow men and women.
We ask You this through the intercession of St. Teresa of Avila, through Christ
Thursday October 16, 2014
God, our Creator,
You are the true source of peace and justice. We pray today
for all those in positions of responsibility in Iraq. Grant that they are
always mindful of the wellbeing of their countrymen and women. Grant that
ensure that there is ample food and good care for all those in need. Grant that
they provide shelter for all, without discrimination. Open their heart for Your
Good News, so that may grow in love for You and for their fellow citizens.
Through Christ our Lord.
Friday October 17, 2014
Your Son Jesus Christ is the way and the truth and the life.
He is our Savior and the gate to life in heaven. We thank You for His gift of
self on the cross, prompted by love. We pray You this Friday for peace and
freedom for all those in Iraq who suffer along with Him.
We ask You this through the intercession of St. Ignatius of
Antioch, martyr, through Christ our Lord.
Saturday October 18, 2014
God of liberation,
You led your people out of their bondage by the Pharoah to
the land of freedom. We pray today for all the people who are imprisoned
because of their faith in Your Son. We pray that they may be an example of
steadfastness and faithfulness to us. May their faith feed ours and may their
suffering grow our faith. Grant them the strength they need to carry their
We ask You this through St. Luke, evangelist, through Christ
Sunday October 19, 2014
Almighty and eternal God,
You raised Your Son Jesus from the dead to eternal life at
Your right-hand side. Grant that we, on this first day of the week, may take
the meaning of His suffering to heart, and may we take part in His resurrection
and glory. We thank that we are able to profess our faith in Him in freedom and
that we are able to celebrate His resurrection in complete liberty.
Through Christ our Lord.