A prayer for the oppressed Church

The immolation of the Catholic communities of Mosul and elsewhere in the Near East seem to have greatly muted the chronic pleas by self-satisfied Western “liberals” on behalf of those they choose to recognize as victimized at any particular time.  Nonetheless, the men, women, and children now undergoing these genocidal atrocities demand both our spiritual and corporal efforts to relieve their suffering.

Toward the former end, we may offer the following prayer.  Familiar to those who frequently assist at the Traditional Latin Mass after which it is customarily offered, it is entirely suitable for recitation by all at any time.

O God, our refuge and our strength, look down with mercy upon the people who cry to Thee; and by the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Saint Joseph her spouse, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in Thy mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners, and for the liberty and exaltation of the Holy Mother the Church. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Our Lady, Help of Christians, pray for us!