O most merciful and almighty God,
You bestowed as gift to Lorenzo Ruiz
the strength to withstand the overpowering forces of death
for the sake of his faith in You.
Through his prayers,
help us to follow his example
by overcoming all life’s trials
and eventually increase our hope and love in You.
O St. Lorenzo Ruiz,
you brought honor to our country,
having been a level headed
and prudent father of the family,
a witness of Christ in your life until your death.
We present all our petitions to God
through your help so that by our actions,
we may know more and love more Jesus our Lord and Savior.
We humbly implore your intercession
O dear St. Lorenzo,
for the infinite glory of God
and in honor of your triumph
as a martyr of Christ
and defender of Christianity.