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Official Prayer for Pope Francis' Visit to Korea

August 11, 2014
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Prayer in Preparation for the Visit of Pope Francis to Korea and for the Beatification of Korean Martyrs
Loving Heavenly Father,
We thank you for the blessings you are bestowing upon the Catholic Church in Korea, 
a church begun without the help of missionaries.
We thank you for the visit of Pope Francis, the apostle of peace, to Korea and for the beatification of Korean martyrs.
Moreover, we thank you for the opportunity of New Evangelization,
with the gathering of the Asian youths for the Asian Youth Day in Korea.

Help us to imitate the spirit of the martyrs and strive with renewed
enthusiasm for the faith so that the Gospel permeate our lives, as
well as the life of the Church and of the society.
Gather us into a community of the culture of life, of charity and
of peace, accompanying our poor neighbors, who suffer and are
neglected, and sharing the light of faith.

Bring about peace on the Korean peninsula through reconciliation and
unity of our people by the power of the Gospel message.
Thus, may we dedicate ourselves to the evangelization of Asia and
let your light and glory shine forth on all the world.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Mary, Immaculately Conceived, and St Joseph, who are patrons of
the Church in Korea,
Pray for us.
All the martyr saints of Korea,
Pray for us.
Prayer originally found on the Pastoral Visit website.