The blood of the martyrs is the seed of our faith.
P R A Y E R T O T H E U G A N D A M A R T Y R S
In the Name of the Father......
O God of our ancestors, we thank you for the gift of martyrdom, in the continent of Africa, a unique blessing for the universal Church. As we celebrate and glory in the triumph of the Martyrs of Uganda, may the shedding of their blood be a source of inspiration and fruitfulness for all believers everywhere.
We come to you, our Heavenly Father, humbly beseeching your grace, to live our Christian faith more deeply with endurance, fidelity, and courage. We implore you for peace and reconciliation among peoples and nations, that through the intercession of these holy Martyrs, we may produce more abundant harvest to the glory of Your name and for our salvation.
Grant me also my petition (......your intention in silence). O Holy Martyrs, present my petition to God, through Jesus Christ our brother and Lord, who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever, Amen.
L E T U S P R A Y
O Lord Jesus, who wonderfully strengthened the Holy Martyrs of Uganda, Charles Lwanga, Mathias Mulumba and their companions; and gave them to us as exemplars of faith, fortitude, chastity and fidelity, grant, we beseech you, that by their intercession, the same virtues may increase in us; and that we may deserve to become propagators of your faith. You who lives and reigns world without end. Amen.