Novena for the Persecuted Church & Religious Freedom

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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

This novena was written to be a prayer to all Saints and particularly to Martyrs.

So, when you sign up to pray, you will see a litany of Saints that come from the suggestions of people in the PrayMoreNovenas prayer community.

Novena for the Persecuted Church & Religious Freedom Prayers

Novena for the Persecuted Church & Religious Freedom - Day 1

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. Joan of Arc – Pray for us!

St. Valentine – Pray for us!

St. Carmen Moreno 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!

Amen.

Novena for the Persecuted Church & Religious Freedom - Day 2

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. 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!

Amen.

Novena for the Persecuted Church & Religious Freedom - Day 3

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. 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!

Amen.

Novena for the Persecuted Church & Religious Freedom - Day 4

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. 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!

Amen.

Novena for the Persecuted Church & Religious Freedom - Day 5

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 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!

Amen.

Novena for the Persecuted Church & Religious Freedom - Day 6

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)

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. Eulalia – 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!

Amen.

Novena for the Persecuted Church & Religious Freedom - Day 7

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. 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!

Amen.

Novena for the Persecuted Church & Religious Freedom - Day 8

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.

Novena for the Persecuted Church & Religious Freedom - Day 9

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. Edmond Campion – Pray for us!

St. Ursula – Pray for us!

Blessed Peter To Rot – 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.