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  • We have been asked to pray for victims of religious persecution. Here are some prayers that we’ve taken from several resources which we hope will help:

Prayers for peace and justice

Lord, our redeemer,
may you bring us back to wholeness as our world is shattered by selfishness, greed and oppression.
Forgive us for we have departed from your reign of equality, righteousness and harmony in justice.
Forgive us for our shortcomings and weaknesses;
we gained security, satisfaction and advantage at the misery and starvation of other people.
Grant that we be bound by your covenant to do good and pursue justice.

Ecumenical Asia-Pacific Student and Youth Network

Oh, God of peace and safety,
pour your peace on us.
Oh, God of peace,
grant peace in our hearts.

From an Arabic hymn

Almighty God, the Father of us all,
we ask you to inspire the people of this land,
with the spirit of justice, truth and love,
so that in all our dealings with one another,
we may show that together we are one in you,
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Anglican Church of Southern Africa Prayer Book

O Lord, how clearly you know the foolishness of humanity.
No one has been found who has not transgressed your way
from the first Adam till the present day.
Protect us, save us!
For you, Lord, are far from anger,
full of mercy and righteousness.

Anaphora of Saint James of Sarug

We pray for peace, with justice, for the wounded
and broken-hearted, and dignity to be restored to all.
Pray not for Arab or Jew,
for Palestinian or Israeli.
But pray for yourselves,
that you may not divide them
in your prayers,
but keep them together
in your hearts.

Palestinian Christian prayer

Spirit of God,
who moves among us calling us to love and make things new,
we pray that in the lands where Jesus taught and healed
there may be peace.

Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land

from the USPG – Pray with the world church

For those held in captivity

Merciful Father,
we cry to you from the depths of our concern
for those wrongly imprisoned or held captive:
for those trying to secure their release,
that the ways of peace and diplomacy may prevail over acts of violence and aggression,
that their captors may know a change of heart;
through him who was sent to proclaim liberty for captives
and to set free those who are oppressed,
your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Amen.

O Lord God,
your Son Jesus Christ suffered and died for us.
In his resurrection
he restores life and peace in all creation.
Comfort, we pray, all victims of intolerance
and those oppressed by their fellow humans.
Remember in your kingdom those who have died.
Lead the oppressors towards compassion
and give hope to the suffering.
Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

from Prayers for Refugees/The Church of England