Oh God, may your Spirit rest upon all those who suffer for you in the Middle East. Please be with Maher El-Gowhary and his daughter Dina who are being hunted for their faith in Christ. May they be spared through your mercy, oh Jesus. Be with them. Bring them peace and protection. Fill them with your love oh Lord, you that are uniting them now with the wood of your Cross.
Oh Jesus, be with all Christians suffering in Egypt, with the Coptic Church there and all Christians. Please be with those suffering harassment, discrimination, and outright persecution. I pray especially for those who have converted from Islam, as their lives are all in danger and many of your enemies seek their blood. Fill them, oh Jesus, with your Spirit in your mercy and grant them wisdom, courage and strength. Grant them perpetually shining love and grace that they might illuminate all Egypt with your light.
I pray the same for the Christians persecuted in Saudia Arabia, in Pakistan, in Iran and especially Iraq. Oh Jesus, have mercy on your suffering Church in every country of the Middle East. Save the innocent, save the sinners who persecute them, and bring your peace and the unity of Christ throughout all these countries.
Let your love pierce the hearts of the persecutors. St. Paul, please pray with me about this, for you too were a persecutor of the Church but you saw God.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Our Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom Come, thy Will be Done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily Bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary, Full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.
Oh Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee, Amen.
Oh Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls into Heaven, especially those who have most need of thy mercy, Amen.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. Amen.