Wednesday, July 30, 2014

St. Francis Xavier's Prayer for Unbelievers

Priest: Eternal God, Creator of all things remember that the souls of and unbelievers have been created by Thee and formed to Thy own People: image and likeness. Behold, O Lord, how to Thy dishonor hell is being filled with these very souls. Remember that Jesus Christ, Thy Son for their salvation suffered a most cruel death. Do not permit, O Lord, I beseech Thee that Thy divine Son be any longer despised by unbelievers, but rather, being appeased by the prayers of Thy saints and the Church the most holy spouse of Thy Son, deign to be mindful of Thy mercy and forgetting their idolatry and their unbelief, bring them to know Him Whom Thou didst send Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Our Lord, Who is our health, life, and resurrection, through Whom we have been redeemed and saved, to Whom be all glory forever. Amen.

Priest: Pray for us, Saint Francis Xavier, 

People: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Priest: O God, Who did deign, by the preaching and miracles of Saint Francis Xavier, to join unto Thy Church the nations of the Indies, grant, we beseech Thee, that we who reverence his glorious merits, may also imitate his example, through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.


+ St. Francis Xavier, Pray for Us! +

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