Catholic Prayer: Prayer to Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions
July 9 is feast of St. Augustin Zhao Song and companions, martyr saints of China.
O righteous band of martyrs united by faith in Christ and His Church in a nation of religious oppression: children and grandparents, workers and teachers, lay and ordained, native and foreigh-born....all as one you gave your lives, led by your convictions–pray the Word of the Lord come to a land so cold to conversion, to the love and worship of Jesus, all men's Savior. Pray the Holy Spirit fall like purging and redeeming fire upon every soul in the country where you so honorably died; pray His power spread and bring renewal upon the face of all the earth. Amen.Prayer Source: Prayers to the Saints by James H. Kurt, AuthorHouse, 10/17/2007