Holy New Martyrs, Pray for Us!

Almighty God and Father of mercies, we beseech Thee in the name of Thy beloved Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to cast Thy protection over Thy suffering people in Iraq, Syria, and wherever they face persecution for Thy sake. Cleave them unto Thyself, O Lord, and shelter them from their enemies who seek their destruction. Confound their persecutors, O Good One, and render impotent their evil works against Thy people. Turn those who do evil to repentance and show them Thy holy face, that they might abandon the sword and take up the Cross of repentance for all the evil they have wrought. Be as a beacon and light to our leaders, O Lord, and strengthen their resolve to protect Thy people in Iraq and throughout the world. Deliver Thy people everywhere from the horrors of war, and restore to all nations that peace which is Thy will for the world. Let not this evil continue unabated, but protect Thy suffering flock who flee to Thee. Receive our supplications at Thy heavenly throne, O Master, and cause this evil to flee from the earth. Hear this our fervent prayer, and protect those innocent people whom we cannot. For Thou art the fount of all mercy and goodness, and to Thee we ascribe glory, to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now, and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

New Martyrs

Read the article accompanying the prayer at juicyecumenism.com.




Icon of the New Martyrs of the Turkish Yoke from http://vatopaidi.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/agioi-neomartyres-syghroni-foriti-eikona-moni-xeropotamou-agion-oros.jpg.