Oh Lord my God, I pray for the Catholic Church throughout the world. The church is undergoing so much ridicule and persecution from both Your believers and non-believers.
Dear Lord, we know we the Catholic faithfuls are sinners and are susceptible to fall for the devils trap. Help us to identify and evade these evil traps that make us to sin and hence expose Your Holy and Apostolic Church to ridicule.
Help us also not to succumb to or suffocate under the weight of false accusations from other people who would not wish to see the Catholic Church stand strong and firm. Give us the strength to withstand the hate being strewed against the liturgy of the Catholic Church.
We pray for our clergy too who feel the utmost pressure of the Catholic Church persecutions. Send forth Your Holy Spirit to Continue giving them fortitude and courage to continue with the proclamation that the Kingdom of God is at Hand. We pray this through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.