PRAYER TO SAINT MARTIN, PATRON OF SOLDIERS.

Dear well-beloved Saint,
you were first a soldier like your father.
Converted to the Church,
you became a soldier of Christ,
a priest and then a Bishop of Tours.
Lover of the poor,
and model for pagans and Christians alike,
protect our soldiers at all times.
Make them strong, just, and charitable,
always aiming at establishing peace on earth.