Father in Heaven, you make Your sun shine on good and bad alike.
Your Son, Jesus Christ, died for us all and in His glorious Resurrection,
He still retains the five wounds of His Passion.
With His divine power, He now sustains all those who suffer persecution and martyrdom
for the sake of their fidelity to the faith of the Church.
May persecuted Christians around the world remain like Mary, their Mother,
together at the foot of the cross of Christ the Martyr.
Comfort those menaced by violence and those oppressed by uncertainty.
May your Holy Spirit of love make fruitful the witness and the blood of those who die forgiving.