PRAYER FOR ATHEISTS “O God, the everlasting Creator of all
things, remember that the souls of (atheist) unbelievers were made by Thee and
formed in Thine own image and likeness. Remember that Jesus, Thy Son, endured a
most bitter death for their salvation.”
Even Thomas demanded to see proof before he would fully believe in Jesus.
”Permit not, I beseech Thee, O Lord, that Thy Son should be any longer despised
by unbelievers, but do Thou graciously accept the prayers of holy men and of
the Church, the Spouse of Thy most holy Son, and be mindful of Thy mercy.
“Forget their idolatry and unbelief, and grant that they too may someday know
Him whom Thou hast sent, even the Lord Jesus Christ, who is our Salvation, our
Life and Resurrection, by whom we have been saved and delivered, to whom be
glory for endless ages.”