Your faithful servants – young and old alike –
Are called to witness to Christ.
May they be strengthened during this time of turmoil
As they seek to follow your beloved Son,
Who Himself walked their ancient homelands.
In union with Francis, our Pope,
We pray that Christians in the Middle East
May be enabled to live their Faith in full freedom.
Embolden them to act as instruments
Of peace and reconciliation,
United with all the citizens of their countries.
Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.