Prayer for Canonization of Fr, Michael J. McGivney

God Our Father,

protector of the poor and defender of the widow and orphan,

you called your priest,

Father Michael J. McGivney,

to be an apostle of Christian family and

to lead the young to the generous service of their neighbor.

Through the example of his life and virtue may we follow your Son,

Jesus Christ,

more closely,

fulfilling his commandment of charity and

building up his Body which is the Church.

Let the inspiration of your servant prompt us to greater confidence in your love

so that we may continue his work of caring for the needy and the outcast.

We humbly as that you glorify your venerable servant

Father Michale J. McGivney

on earth according to the design of your holy will.

Through his intercession, grant the favor I now present

(here make your request).

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.