Novena To St. Peter (Apostle) (June 20 – June 29)

O Holy Apostle,
because you are the Rock
upon which Almighty God has built His church;
obtain for me I pray you,
lively faith, firm hope and burning love;
complete detachment from myself,
contempt of the world,
patience in adversity,
humility in prosperity,
recollection in prayer,
purity of heart,
a right intention in all my works,
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;
that so, by means of your intercession
and your glorious merits,
I may be worthy to appear
before the chief and eternal Shepherd of souls,
Jesus Christ,
Who with the Father
and the Holy Spirit
lives and reigns for ever.

Amen.