Saint Ignatius Loyola
Hicksville, New York
Est. 1859

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Words from the  Pope

 

 

Prayers for the
Protection of Religious Liberty

Almighty God, Father of all nations,
for freedom you have set us free in Christ Jesus (Galatians 5:1).

We praise you and bless you for the gift of religious liberty,
the foundation of human rights, justice, and the common good.

Grant to our leaders the wisdom to protect and promote our liberties;
by your grace, may we have the courage to defend them,
for ourselves and for all those who live in this blessed land.

We ask this through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, our patroness, and in the name of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
with whom you live and reign, one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.

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O GOD OUR CREATOR,
from your provident hand we have received
our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
You have  called us as your people and given us the right
and the duty to worship you, the only  true God,
and your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit,
you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world,
bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel
to every corner of society.

We ask you to bless us
in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty.
Give us the strength of mind and heart
to  readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened;
give us courage in making our voices heard
on behalf of the  rights of your Church
and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.

Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father,
a clear and united voice to  all your sons and daughters
gathered in your  Church
in this decisive hour in the history of our nation,
so that, with every trial withstood
and every danger overcome—
for the sake of our children, our grandchildren,
and  all who come after us—
this great land will always be “one nation, under God, 
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Fortnight for Freedom - Prayer Resources:  http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/fortnight-for-freedom/fortnight-freedom-prayer-resources.cfm
 

date last changed: 06/23/2012
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