O God, our Father,
liberty for the oppressed and comfort for the poor,
you call men and women from all nations
to experience the blessedness of freedom and faith.
Inflame the hearts of your children
with the desire to reach the same holiness
with which you filled St. Josephine Bakhita, virgin,
and grant that, faithful to your commandments,
we, too, may serve you with the same purity of heart.
Through Christ our Lord.
St. Josephine Bakhita,
pray for us.