for all nations

O God of all the nations of the earth,
   remember the multitudes who,
   though created in your image,
   have not known you,
   nor the dying of your Son their Saviour Jesus Christ;
and grant that by the prayers and labours of your holy Church
   they may be delivered from all ignorance and unbelief
   and brought, to worship you;
through him whom you have sent
   to be the Resurrection and the Life of all people,
   your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

St. Francis Xavier, 1506-1552, Co-founder of the Jesuits and missionary going to many places in Asia
from 2000 Years of Prayer

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For so the Lord has commanded us, saying,
‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles,
that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’

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