Praying with the pope in March

Published on 01 Mar 2019
Three people sitting looking at a view



Recognition of the Right of Christian Communities

That Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights respected.

Pope Francis, March 2019

Read the reflection 

Proposals for the month

  • Take on the mission this month of making known, through your social networks, situations of religious persecution in the world, especially of Christians.
  • Support institutions that help persecuted Christians and collaborate with initiatives to welcome these people.
  • Promote in your community a moment of prayer for persecuted Christian communities and reflect together on the current conditions that oppose living out human and Christian values.

Prayer 

God of Kindness,

your son Jesus suffered misunderstandings and violence

to show the world the truth of the Gospel,

a truth that irritates the powerful of this world.

Many Christians and communities of disciples

remain as a sign of contradiction and are therefore persecuted.

Give us the grace to unite ourselves

to our brothers and sisters who are persecuted

around the world.

May our prayer be a consolation in their difficulties.

Give us the grace to announce without fear

Jesus’ way of living and loving.

Our Father…