Persecuted Christians

Prayer for Persecuted Christians

Please join us in praying this prayer for persecuted Christians around the world

Father in Heaven, you make your sun shine on good and bad alike.
Your Son Jesus Christ died for us all and, in his glorious Resurrection,
He still retains the five wounds of his Passion.
With his divine power he now sustains all those who suffer persecution and martyrdom
for the sake of their fidelity to the faith of the Church.
Merciful and mighty Father,
do not allow Cain to return again to murder
helpless Abel, innocent Abel.

May persecuted Christians around the world remain, like Mary, their Mother,
together at the foot of the cross of Christ the Martyr.
Comfort those menaced by violence and those oppressed by uncertainty.
May your Holy Spirit of love make fruitful the witness and the blood
of those who die forgiving.

Amen.

Taken from the web site of Aid to the Church in Need, a Pontifical Foundation of the Catholic Church, supporting the Catholic faithful and other Christians where they are persecuted, oppressed or in pastoral need.