A Serious Note
Many have been praying for a long time for the release of stolen children and adults, from across the world. There are many in slavery, even in this day and age. I want to suggest a different approach. Perhaps we should pray for the kidnappers, also, so that they too may experience God's all-embracing love. My thought is we should ask the assistance of Saint Jude, for centuries acclaimed the Patron of Hopeless Cases, and Saint Anthony, Patron of people and items lost.
Blessed Saint Jude and Blessed Saint Anthony, we ask you to intercede for all the people, children and adults, who have been kidnapped throughout the world. Please take our petition to the Heavenly Throne and ask Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, to give to the kidnappers and slave owners, the courage, willingness, compassion and strength to release those they have taken from their families. We offer this prayer especially for (name of prayed for hostage).
Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us all.
Saint Jude, please pray for us all.
Saint Anthony, please pray for us all.
Maybe follow this prayer with a decade or two of the Rosary.