Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Prayer to Sts. Peter and Paul

In the following prayer we honor the two great Apostles Peter and Paul whose solemnity is June 29, and in many parts of the world it is a holy day of obligation. The veneration of the “Princes of Apostles” has its roots in the foundation of the Church. Together the two saints are the solid rock on which the Church was built, through their preaching, Peter to the Jews and Paul to the Gentiles, and their martyrdom, both by the hand of Nero. One way to honor these great saints is the following prayer through which we ask for their intercession.

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Prayer to Sts. Peter and Paul

Holy Apostles Peter and Paul , I choose you this day and forever to be my special patrons and advocates; you blessed Saint Peter, Prince of the Apostles, because you are the Rock upon which Almighty God has build His Church; you blessed Saint Paul, because you were chosen by God as vessel of election and preacher of the truth to the whole world .

Obtain for me, I humbly pray you, lively faith, firm hope and burning love, complete detachment from myself, contempt of the world, patience in adversity, humility in prosperity, attention in prayer, purity of diligence in fulfilling the duties of my state of life, constancy in my resolutions, resignation to the Will of God and perseverance in the Grace of God even unto death; so that by the means of your intercession and your glorious merits, I may be able to overcome the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil, and may be made worthy to appear before the chief and eternal Shepherd of souls, Jesus Christ, who with the Father and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth for endless ages, to enjoy His presence and love Him forever. Amen.

--Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

V. Thou shalt make them princes over all the earth,    R. They shall be mindful of Thy Name, O Lord.

Let us pray: O God, whose right hand raised up blessed Peter, when he walked upon the water and began to sink, and thrice delivered his fellow Apostle Paul from the depths of the sea when he suffered shipwreck graciously hear us and grant, by the merits of them both, that we also may attain unto everlasting glory Who livest and reignest world without end.   Amen.

God bless!

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