st. francis xavier's prayer
for the conversion of Infidels
NOTE: The word "infidel" derives from the Latin infidelis, meaning "unfaithful". Although in recent times it is commonly used by the Muslims, it is nevertheless a Catholic word originally used to mean the heathen.
Eternal God, Creator of all things, remember that Thou alone didst create the souls of infidels, framing them to Thine own image and likeness; behold, O Lord, how, to Thy dishonor, Hell is daily replenished with them. Remember, O Lord, Thine only Son, Jesus Christ, Who suffered for them, most bountifully shedding His Precious Blood. Suffer not, O Lord, Thy Son and our Lord to be any longer despised by infidels. But, rather, being appeased by the entreaties and prayers of the Elect, the Saints, and of the Church, the most blessed Spouse of Thy Son; be mindful of Thy mercy, yet forgetful of their idolatry and infidelity. Cause all to know Him Whom Thou didst send, Jesus Christ Thy Son, our Lord, Who is our health, life, and resurrection, through Whom we are freed and saved, to Whom be all glory forever. Amen.