At Mass on Sunday the Celebrant distributed a two sided prayer card,
The one side said: The symbol, the Arabic letter “N” for “Nazarene” is being used to Mark Christians for persecution.
“We wish to scream, but there are no ears that wish to hear.” (Chaldean Bishop Francis Kalabat)
For the first time in 1,600 years, there is no Sunday Mass in Mosul, Iraq.
“Every day there is a sword in our hearts.” (Father Bazz, Saint Petr’s Chaldean Church, San Deigo.)
The other side has this prayer:
The plight of our brothers and sisters is deep and the suffering of Christians is severe and frightening.
Therefore, we ask you Lord to spare their lives to grant them patience and courage to continue their
witness of Christian values with trust and hope.
Lord, peace is the foundation of life; Grant us the peace and stability that will enable us to live with
each other without fear and anxiety, and with dignity and joy.
Glory be to you forever.
I thought that was worth sharing,
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I agree!]
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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