PRAYER TO SAINT JOSEPH FOR PROTECTION

Father:

Christ, the New-born, today crowned blessed Stephen.

All:

Come, let us adore Him.

Mother:

Stephen, full of grace and power,
was working great wonders and signs among the people.

All:

Thanks be to God.

Father:

You crowned him with glory and honor, O Lord.

All:

You have given him rule over the works of Your hands.

Father:

Let us pray.

Grant, O Lord, we beseech Thee,
that we may imitate him whose memory we celebrate,
so as to learn to love even our enemies;
because we now solemnize his martyrdom
who knew how to pray even for his persecutors to our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son,
who liveth and reigneth forever.

Alleluia.

All:

Alleluia.