August 14, 2014

Prayer for Christian Refugees in Iraq

The Office of Faith Formation wishes to express solidarity with those sufferingArabic-Nazarene religious persecution in Iraq. We ask everyone to continue to pray for our brothers and sisters during this difficult time.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have provided a prayer for us:

The plight of our country
is deep and the suffering of Christians
is severe and frightening.
Therefore, we ask you Lord
to spare our lives, and to grant us patience,
and courage to continue our witness of Christian values
with trust and hope.
Lord, peace is the foundation of life;
Grant us the peace and stability that will enable us
to live with each other without fear and anxiety,
and with dignity and joy.

Glory be to you forever.

Please continue to offer your daily sacrifices for those still in danger. May Our Lady of Peace intercede for the all the faithful in the Middle East.