June 20, 2016

Novena for the Persecuted Church & Religious Freedom | ‏| 2016 Day 8

Christian persecution

June 20, 2016

Today we remember those parts of the world most hostile to Christianity. Let us pray for Christians in the Middle East and Asia where the Church is persecuted.

May those forced to live their faith underground not be martyred.

Day 8 - The Novena for the Persecuted Church

O great cloud of witnesses! O host of Angels and Saints worshiping God for all eternity! O holy ones in heaven above, Pray for us!

You who were once part of the Church on earth, you who were faithful servants of the Church Militant, you who suffered for the love of God, Pray for us!

In all ages, the Church is persecuted and hated. We pray, oh Lord, through your holy Saints, that we may be blessed with the freedom to worship and adore you at all times! We pray that you may bless your Church throughout the world and me, personally, with your grace to persevere with love in the face of persecution just as You did on the Cross.

(Mention your personal intentions here)

St. Lucy – Pray for us!
St. Paul Miki and Japanese Martyrs – Pray for us!
St. Gabriel Lalemant and Canadian Martyrs – Pray for us!
St. Roque Gonzalez de Santa Cruz – Pray for us!
St. Toribio – Pray for us!
St. Jean de Brébeuf – Pray for us!
St. Barbara – Pray for us!
St. Alban – Pray for us!
St. Tanco – Pray for us!
St. Winefride – Pray for us!

Amen.

St. Stephen, protomartyr, pray for us.

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