Prayer for Persecuted Christians Around the World

Loving God, 

We ask that you hold all those who are being 
persecuted for their profession of Christianity
 in your compassionate heart. 

Protect them and give them courage and hope
for a future where their religious beliefs are 
allowed to be practiced without constraints.
 
We pray that their suffering may cease and that
the brutality inflicted on religious minorities
will stop. 

We ask that those who have fled persecution
will find safe haven for themselves and their
families. 

Provide for them shelter, food and income 
to meet their daily needs. 

We pray that peaceful solutions will come to all 
those who place their trust in you. 

Thank you, God, for your incredible love for us 
and for sending your Son, Jesus who sacrificed 
His life on the cross for our sins. 

Lamb of God, have mercy on us. Amen.