WEDNESDAY OF THE LAST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
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 or exiled 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. We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.
-composed by Archbishop William E Lori of Baltimore
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