Novena for the Persecuted Church & Religious Freedom

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Novena for the Persecuted Church

Novena for Religious Freedom

With threats to religious liberty around the world, we have decided to dedicate this novena for religious freedom. We will pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ.

“The saints have always been the source and origin of renewal in the most difficult moments in the Church’s history.” – St. John Paul II

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Novena for the Persecuted Church & Religious Freedom

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.

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Litany of Martyrs:

Day 1:
St. Joan of Arc – Pray for us!
St. Valentine – Pray for us!
St. Carmen Monreno and St. Ampara Caronell – Pray for us!
St. Sebastian – Pray for us!
St. Peter – Pray for us!
St. Stephen – Pray for us!
St. Denis – Pray for us!

Day 2
St. Maria Goretti – Pray for us!
St. Ignatius of Antioch – Pray for us!
St. Lawrence – Pray for us!
St. Lorenzo Ruiz – Pray for us!
St. Agnes – Pray for us!
St. Anastasia – Pray for us!
St. Oliver Plunkett – Pray for us!
St. Dorothy – Pray for us!

Day 3
St. Edith Stein – Pray for us!
St. Maximilian Kolbe – Pray for us!
St. Thomas More – Pray for us!
St. Margaret Clitherow – Pray for us!
St. Julia – Pray for us!
St. Polycarp – Pray for us!
St. Peter of Verona – Pray for us!
St. Gonsalo Garcia – Pray for us!
St. Thomas Becket – Pray for us!
St. John Fisher – Pray for us!

Day 4
St. Philomena – Pray for us!
St. John the Baptist – Pray for us!
The Jesuit Martyrs of China – Pray for us!
St. Cecilia – Pray for us!
St. Jude – Pray for us!
The Vietnamese Martyrs – Pray for us!
St. Boniface – Pray for us!
St. Vitalis of Gaza – Pray for us!
St. Menas – Pray for us!
St. Expeditus – Pray for us!

Day 5

St Christopher – Pray for us!
St. Charles Lwanga – Pray for us!
St. Kizito and the Ugandan Martyrs – Pray for us!
St. Paul Chong Hasang, St. Andrew Kim and the Korean Martyrs – Pray for us!
St. Genesius – Pray for us!
St. Cyprian – Pray for us!
St. Luke – Pray for us!
Blessed José Luis Sánchez del Río – Pray for us!
St. Andrew – Pray for us!
Holy Innocents – Pray for us!
St. Catherine of Alexandria – Pray for us!

Day 6

Blessed Miguel Pro – Pray for us!
St. George – Pray for us!
St. Perpetua – Pray for us!
St. Felicity – Pray for us!
St. Dymphna – Pray for us!
Blessed Jose Maria Sanchez – Pray for us!
St. Eulala – Pray for us!
Blessed Teresa of Augustine and the Martyrs of Compiègne – Pray for us!
St. Pedro Poveda Castroverde – Pray for us!
St. Thecla – Pray for us!
St. Pedro Calungsod – Pray for us!
St. Elias and St. Jeremy – Pray for us!

Day 7

St. Anthony – Pray for us!
St. Paul – Pray for us!
St. Agatha – Pray for us!
St. Simeon – Pray for us!
St. Isaac Jogues and the North American Martyrs – Pray for us!
St. Simon – Pray for us!
Servant of God Archbishop Oscar Romero – Pray for us!
St. Faustinus and St. Jovita – Pray for us!
St. Meinrad – Pray for us!
St. Tarcisius – Pray for us!
St. Daniel – Pray for us!

Day 8

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!

Day 9

St. Edmond Campion – Pray for us!
St. Ursula – Pray for us!
Blessed Peter Torot – Pray for us!
St. Dominic Henares – Pray for us!
St. Erasmus – Pray for us!
Blessed Father Jerzy Popieluszko – Pray for us!
Saints Nunilo and Alodia – Pray for us!
St. Andrew Bobola – Pray for us!
St. Miguel de la Mora – Pray for us!
St. Tatiana – Pray for us!
Pope Saint Sixtus II – Pray for us!

Amen.

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  1. St. Ann, your intercession is needed for ( ) to detach from electronic devices. It interferes in many aspects of daily life. Thank you Jesus for all the graces you have sent our way. I pray we will always be deserving of your blessings. AMEN

  2. My name is bjg. We have a company by the name Golden fibretech Coir consortium private limited at alappuzha in Kerala state, India. The company is about to be closed tomorrow due to the politics played by two directors. Kindly pray for us in this critical situation.

  3. Thank you Father for all that has happened in my life – if You want to, You can heal us from this financial situation and help us always to follow your will, Amen

  4. To Our Lord and our Lady,

    I beseech you to grant a safe delivery of my daughters 6th little boy and that mother and child will come through this pregnancy without any complications. Dear Lord I know that you can do this and I ask through your intercession, who can do all things, that this grace will be granted.
    Amen.

  5. Peace be with you. Please look over all those suffering with urgent financial needs and addiction. Please bring peace to all.of those in pain physically and mentally . I ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

  6. I pray for people around me to change and have respect for one another as well as love for their undertakings instead of despising. Let there be unity and teamwork amongst volunteers who serve as the voice of christ and the image of God. I pray for Sr. veronica who struggles to come to the radio for evangelisation to get means of transport or get transferred to a nearby community to make her work easier.

  7. Lord, thank you so much for everything that you have given me.i humbly ask that you help me pass my exams, help me find a man to marry, protect me from my enemies those that i know and those that i do not know and help me to always follow your commandments no matter what.

    In Jesus’ name,Amen

  8. My daughter is 30 years old and has a 5 year old son but unmarried. She had completed her degree programme five years ago but she is unemployed. We all depend on my husband’s pension which is very little. I am praying these novenas to ask oura Lord Jesus Christ and mother Mary to help us get employed and for her to be married to a man who proposed marriage to her. Thank you very much.

  9. Dear God please help me so that they won’t suspend or evoke my license or fine me in Jesus name but to vindicate and exonerate me amen

  10. Please pray for my 3 daughters may get married and an improvement on my business. Also for the one looking for university Addmision.

  11. Dear Jesus
    Please pray for my son help him to make the right decision in life and guide Him in the right path of life
    Please make him successful in life and not angry also guide and protect him and not do any drugs in life also help us in life

  12. Please pray for my son, Julian, who prays with me every night. We pray for our friends, family, and extended family. We pray for the homeless and those that are in need. He is autistic and has been suffering with seizures for many years. At this time, I ask that all pray with me to God that the Lord’s hands be upon my son who is in intensive care after suffering a severe epileptic seizure and is fighting for his life. I ask that our Lord carry him through this difficult time and continue to keep him in his care and bring healing. In Jesus name I pray.. Amen. God bless.

  13. Please pray for Alex and Tracy who have cancer.they are both young and have family’s that still need them.pray for my mom and dad who both have two different afflictions.amen

  14. On this last day of this novena I must thank you God for because you died on the cross for me, I have not been persecuted for my faith. Please pray and watch over Donny Lohan who has cancer, his family is suffering. As I read everyone else’s prayers, it dawns on me tonight that all of us have so many things in common. Addictions, debt, job security, illnesses make us human but I believe you can help us if we believe and I believe!

  15. Heavenly Father I pray for my failing marriage and the abusive action in my marriage I pray for my husband to live a better lifestyle I
    Pray all theses false accusation and slandering of my name and other with lies would stop lord I pray for all these confusion and conflict on a daily basic would stop lord ease bring peace and understanding in my marriage I pray for my health I pray for all the illness in my body be heal and my finical situation lord I put all my worries in your hands ease protect from harm and wicked people who is working against me for no reason lord father please guide me and give me the strength and courage to deal with this storm in my life I pray in your sweet name amen

  16. Oh saints of God pray for all of us working in the Middle East where Jesus the Son of God is never accepted. Even though we have survived to stay pray for our strength that we may accomplish our mission without anyone of us being persecuated for our faith. I ask for prayers for my healing of the left ear that God may restore it to normal health. Amen.

  17. I am praying that my daughter K will be honest and open up with the specialist about her addiction so that he will be able to help her. I am also praying that she will be successful with her final exams. I asked this in Jesus name. Amen

  18. my prayers were answered. I’ve been waiting on a promotion for a while and after this novena it finally happened. Prayer does work!!

  19. Holy Father I pray for my wife to find room in her heart to forgive me because I have done many bad things to her over the years. please forgive me my sins and remove me from prostitution. bring me back to my wife and my three sons so that I can support them as the head of the house. I ask you Lord Jesus to put a protective hedge over my wife, my sons and myself from the evil ones who are out to destroy and harm us. I ask you god to grant my heart desires in Jesus name. I pray for Gods Grace and blessings upon my wife my sons myself and my brother in law who takes care of my mother in laws home since they went to be with the Lord in heavenly beautiful city. Amen

  20. Thank God for all the opportunities granted to us and for all answered prayers. May he continue to meet us and those we are praying for.

  21. Dear God I ask you to remove all the obstacles in our family and give my mother financial break through to be able to pay tuition for me and my siblings and feed us. Help me to respect everyone around me especially my mother and father who work tirelessly to ensure we get tuition fee and accommodation and food. Calm me down I realize that I am over active in the process I step on people toes without my knowledge. Help me to become prayerful like my mother and to know god better than I do now. Thank you God for the gift of life for myself, my mother, my siblings and my father. Amen

  22. Please God break all the knots and yokes binding my family during this novena. God bless my family in everything they do and give them financial break thru. I ask for forgiveness of my sins and of the whole family sins. Dear Jesus you know what my requests are, kindly watch over my family. I am relying on you dear Jesus as Gods timing is the best. I trust you will have all my prayers answered. Please cover the all my family with a hedge of protection from the evil ones who want to destroy us. Thank you Jesus. Enter the heart of my debtors Ms Mary Omo and Charles Omo to deposit my money they owe me into my account this week. I know my Jesus you want us to have victory of over Satan and I will have victory now.

  23. Dear Lord please help the Christians around the world who believe in you to be safe, and if the die may they be with you in heaven, and help the families they leave behind give them comfort, and strength.
    Help all Christians around the world to believe as they want to.
    Please Lord help Amber to heal. Lord help the doctors find a cure for her. You are the Great Physician, please lay Your hand on her and she shall be healed. Help her family, comfort them and give them strength of the days ahead.
    Please help my son Paul, that he be happy.

  24. Tiny surrender fast and pray. Total Healing good lust and addiction. Believe trust. Shut mouth Humility Be the example. Humilty pride keep asking. Thank you. I love you Jesus. Jesus for All

  25. Heavenly Father thank you for listening to my petitions. I am truly grateful for all the blessings you showered me with.. Thank you for the gift of life for myself, my siblings and my mother and also for my father. Grant my family patience to tolerate each other as we are not of same character. Please hear my intension. I trust in you Jesus. Thank you for helping graduate from the University with 1st degree and now doing diploma in Law with your grace. I praise you my Jesus. Amen.

  26. Dear God Hear my prayers please help me overcome all the challenges I am facing. I want to thank you for the many graces in my life and also begging you God for financial break through to pay tuition for my sons. I ask you Father God to undo all the knots in my family and set us free of any obstacles. Please cover my family with the blood of Jesus and put a hedge of protection around my family so that no evil can reach u. I praise you my God, and ask you for forgiveness of our sins, my sins, my sons sins, my spouse sins my siblings sins and my whole family sins both known and unknown. I

  27. O Lord Jesus, through the prayers of all these saints that were martyred for their testimony of faith in You who are before thy Holy Throne of Grace, may You, Our risen Savior, give us the grace and mercy to overcome the fear of man; overcome the hatred by those who hate us for our loving You; overcome the emotional pain of slander and gosip that wars against our souls.

    Help us to keep our eyes on you, now and forever, that we may reach your eternal heavenly joy and celebrate You dear Lord Jesus through Thy Holy Cross, along with all the angels and saints basking in Your etenal love. We love You Lord Jesus. Amen

  28. I pray for financial break through to be able to play professional football in Sweden. I have already a Manager and signed contract but I need finances to buy ticket and my accommodation and his fees. Give my mother financial break through to be able to help me and my siblings. Thank you God for the gift of life for my self, my mother, my siblings and my father. I ask for mercy for my sins both known and unknown to me. Forgive the sins my mother, my siblings and my father. I pray and believe in you that all obstacles will come to pass in Jesus Holy name. I beg you Heavenly Father to give my mother strength to work hard. I put my prayers trusting in Jesus name. Amen.

  29. Please pray for me. Please pray that I can love Jesus from my heart and not just my head. Also please remember by past petitions. Please,guide us in the coming elections. We need God back in our country and world.JMJ,pray for us.

  30. I pray that all weapons formed against me and my family shall be not prosper and every tongue that rises against us unjustly will be condemned in the name of Jesus. Amen

  31. Thank you for including saints that are not the familiar ones the we send our petitions. May Our Loving God continue to Bless us !!!

  32. I pray for God’s Love to reign on my bro’ Urbanus, his wife and our Mum. May they be in good relationship and communication all the time. Let misunderstanding come to end, in Jesus Name I pray. Amen

  33. I am praying for religious freedom for everyone, thank you for my freedom to worship you openly. I am praying that the intentions of all those praying with me are granted.

    I am praying that my daughter continues to be successful at her job. That she has the confidence and knowledge to pass her upcoming exam. That she remains accident/ticket free. That she finds the right man to have a happy, faithful and faith-filled marriage, blessed with healthy children that they raise together as Christians.

    Thank you that my daughter and all those at the retreat came back renewed and stronger than ever in faith.

  34. Praying for a job opportunity for my husband & for my son entering college in the fall that he can financially support himself , for my children to stay focused on God & for my husband to return to church …. In this I ask through Christ our Lord amen ….

  35. Dear Jesus, heal my son CGR of all addictions and guide him to the church. Vindicate him in his pending matter and assist him to seek God, live a good healthy clean and normal life. Teach him to love himself again. Please allow him the opportunity to grow as a man and lead a good life. Allow him to make better choices and exercise good judgment and maturity. He is your son restore him to us. Thank you for this day.

  36. Thank you so much for beautiful novena of persecution.May the almighty God in his infinity mercy receive our petition.Amen.

  37. thank you Lord for this day hope and pray that everything will be OK today I hope he can make today with all the hardship we had please pray that he can today guide him Lord … thank you

  38. REMOVE WICKEDNESS FROM MY BOSSES AND MGT…

    GIVE ME OPTION B FINICIAL LINKS

    MAKE ME A VIRTOUS WIFE .

    MAKE MY HUSBAND A CARING,SINCERE AND GODFEARING MAN EVEN IN THE MIDST OF PLENTY AMEN.

  39. HEALING UPON US, GIFT OF LONG LIFE IN GOOD HEALTH, MY AGING GRANNY, FINICIAL BREAKTHROUGH, MERCY AND GRACE UPON ME AND MY FAMILY, BABY THIAGOS GENITALS, GIFT OF A DAUGHTER , BLESSINGS OF ABRHAM UPON MY CHILDREN, LET THEM BE FRUITFULL AND USRFUL, HUBTON DREAMS, FOR MY HUSBAND , PRAYING AGAINST CANCEER AND OTHER TERMINAL DISEASES, ACCIDENT FREE LIFE UPON US, MY PARENTS AND SIBLINGS. AMEN ,GERMAINE, AND VEHICLE DEAL BREAKTHRUOUGH. AMEN

    I WANT TO HAVE GIRL
    PRAYING FOR MY BROTHER NNAMDI WITH DEPRESSION SYNDROME

  40. Dearest Jesus, you are my only hope in fixing this seemingly impossible situation- you are my Savior, my Lord in whom I trust, humbly I beg you to open my daughters eyes before it is too late and help her see the mistake she made. Give her the strength and courage to extricate herself from this situation if it be your will and please restore her to us. Praise God

  41. HEALING UPON US, GIFT OF LONG LIFE IN GOOD HEALTH, MY AGING GRANNY, FINICIAL BREAKTHROUGH, MERCY AND GRACE UPON ME AND MY FAMILY, BABY THIAGOS GENITALS, GIFT OF A DAUGHTER , BLESSINGS OF ABRHAM UPON MY CHILDREN, LET THEM BE FRUITFULL AND USRFUL, HUBTON DREAMS, FOR MY HUSBAND , PRAYING AGAINST CANCEER AND OTHER TERMINAL DISEASES, ACCIDENT FREE LIFE UPON US, MY PARENTS AND SIBLINGS. AMEN ,GERMAINE, AND VEHICLE DEAL BREAKTHRUOUGH. AMEN

    I WANT TO HAVE GIRL

  42. I am praying for a total change in my daughter Candace LeDoux, I pray that she can settle down with one person and make a commitment to each other. She is now 32, but very unsettled.
    I pray for healing within my family, especially for my mum and myself.
    I pray that E. Augustine would recognize kindness and not be so quick to judge.
    I pray for Curtis Best that our relationship will blossom.

  43. HEALING UPON US, GIFT OF LONG LIFE IN GOOD HEALTH, MY AGING GRANNY, FINICIAL BREAKTHROUGH, MERCY AND GRACE UPON ME AND MY FAMILY, BABY THIAGOS GENITALS, GIFT OF A DAUGHTER , BLESSINGS OF ABRHAM UPON MY CHILDREN, LET THEM BE FRUITFULL AND USRFUL, HUBTON DREAMS, FOR MY HUSBAND , PRAYING AGAINST CANCEER AND OTHER TERMINAL DISEASES, ACCIDENT FREE LIFE UPON US, MY PARENTS AND SIBLINGS. AMEN ,GERMAINE, AND VEHICLE DEAL BREAKTHRUOUGH. AMEN

  44. Dear Our Heavenly Father:

    Thanks for everything you has done and still doing for me and my children, children, children, children and a hundredfold of my generation to come plus my secondary family in the Lord Jesus Christ name Amen. Everyone on this earth please let us pray and come one agreement to praise and give GLORY to the one and only Heavenly Father Amen. Also, pray and bless Israel, it is written bless Israel and God will bless us in the Lord Jesus Christ name Amen.

  45. I pray and thank Our Lord Jesus Christ for his blessings in resolving mine and my family’s financial challenges, debts, bills, and expenses, and providing us the means and path to keep our home, have financial success, wealth, health, and prosperity.

    In Jesus Name.

  46. Thank you God, for taking care of my daughter. Thank you for making her stronger. Please guide her and us her parents to teach her and lead by example. Bless my family and friends. Bless and hear the prayers of all those here praying this novena. Amen

  47. I pray for love and respect between all people, all religions. I pray that through Love, Your truth will shine.

  48. I pray for all persecuted Christians around the world especially for those who have died standing up for Christ
    For strong leadership in our churches; for Pope Francis, all priests, bishops, cardinals, deacons, sisters and brothers. May we all persevere and remain strong in our faith. For families that struggle with relationships in their families, those holding onto anger, grudges and hate that breaks the peace in their homes. Amen

  49. we are praying to close a deal this week on our home and a financial blessing for Alison for all her hard work.

  50. Dear Heavenly Father, please intercedes in my marriage. You are the one that makes it possible for my husband and I to be join in this only Union: I pray you may bring him back, so we can work our marriage. Dear God please show him and admister to him the right and correct thing to do. I know he is confused in acknowledging the severity of what he had do. I’m willing with all my heart to give our marriage another chance if we both tries to be a better person in you first and in our marriage an be committed in it. Dear please intercede on behave of mother: I pray she may and she will win her case so her licence may not be suppended the devil is trying to make her all stress out oh lord I prayed oh lord you may not allow that to happen. I prayed she will become victorious and win her case in Jesus name! I prayed for you to break any generational corse that was bestowed on my family to be break in the might name of Jesus! Any corse of unhappiness, the spirit of backwardness, laziness, unsuccessfullness, sickness, untimely dead to be set loose in the might name of Jesus. I commit my work in your care in the might name of Jesus I prayed for divine protection: as I thank you for my new job promoting , I prayed for you to protect me in it. I prayed for me to be on time to work, I prayed I will make it thru my 90 days, I prayed I will be more committed an focus at my work, I prayed to be more honest, focus and come more close to you especially now in finding myself and the reasons why you put me in this world. Amen

  51. I am praying in gratitude to God for the lives of my husband, brother, sister, brother-in-law and nephew. I ask God to send my nieces and nephews Catholic and holy spouses and for healing of a family relationship. Finally, I ask God to convert and save each member of my daily.

  52. 33 was pregnant suffering with exscrutiating stabbing cramping spading pain under right rib and belly. Happens a few times a day can hardly breathe it’s so painful. Prayers that this pain goes away & does not make me go into premature labor.

  53. I ask that my husband be healthy again and no serious illness. I ask that I can pay a large loan off very quickly and that all prayers for the people saying this novena be answered & that my son looses all extra weight in a healthly way

  54. Dear GOD, please grant my miracle – that NEKKIE’s heart will melt for ERIC. That she will realize she wants him in her life as her partner and reach out to him. That ERIC will remain faithful and devoted to NEKKIE until she does reach for him. Thank You, GOD, and AMEN

  55. For success and favour at my road test. Thanking God for life and the journey so far. Im also saying a special prayer for my application.

  56. Please bless me to love myself and help me to get rid of all my anxieties please bless me to be confident in myself each and every day and to have peace of mind and happiness. Bless me with tuition assistance for the first 2016/17 school year. Please bless my daughter kamryn to pass her drivers ed class and to be focused please bless her with divine connections good friends she can hang out with. Bless her to be confident in herself and to go to college and be successful in her life in Jesus name I pray

  57. Praying for my nephew to be rid of autism and can be mainstreamed and lives a happy, healthy, productive and independent life.

    Praying for my friend’s daughter to be free from addiction to drugs, alcohol and food.

  58. Please pray for my family and friends. Very stressful times are occurring. God knows our stories. Also, the end of abortion and world peace. Jesus, I trust in You!

  59. For my blood work to come out positive for BHCG and confirmation on Friday from my doctor .
    For my hubby to find a job.
    For my brother and his wife to conceive this year.
    For my elder brother to find a wife and children and to get a job
    Protection love and guidance against all evil for my parents ,parents in love and My sister and her family and my siblings in love .
    For my marriage to stay strong against all obstacles .
    For the ladies in the bump to get their positives and everyone praying this Novena ,for their prayers to be answered .

    Amen .

  60. I thank you Lord for your Holy Church where I continue to find refuge when I am troubled, when I need help, when my loved ones are in need, when I seek justice for so many wrongs Amen

    Lord I pray that you guide and protect the church and all who practice their faith Amen.

    Through Holy Church I pray that my prayers for my son be answered, that those who have shown him injustices and racism will stop and leave him alone, that they will not block his way from promotion and better opportunities in Jesus name Amen.
    I pray for God’s continuous guidance and blessings upon me and family Amen.

    I pray for God’s mercy and healing for Phil suffering from illness and pain Amen.

    I also pray for all praying for relief in their situations that God answers their prayers Amen.