Prayer for the Conversion of our Brethren
Reading Mark 16:15-20
And he said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover." So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that attended it. Amen.
Prayer of the Day
Let us pray.
Eternal God, Creator of all things, remember that the souls of unbelievers have been created by You, and formed to Your own image and likeness. Behold, O Lord, how to Your dishonor hell is being filled with these same souls. Remember, O God, that for their salvation Your Son Jesus Christ underwent a most cruel death. Permit not, O Lord, that Your divine Son be any longer despised by unbelievers; but be appeased by the prayers of the Saints and of the Church, the Spouse of Your most holy Son, and forgetting their idolatry and unbelief, grant that they may at last come to acknowledge Your Son Jesus Christ, who is our Salvation, Life and Resurrection, through whom we have been saved and redeemed; to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
Prayer for Catholic Missions
Let us pray.
O God, Who would have all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth, we beseech You, send forth laborers into Your harvest, and grant them with all boldness to preach the Word that Your Gospel may everywhere be heard and glorified, and that all nations may know You, the One True God, and him whom You have sent, Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord. Amen.