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Saturday 12 October 2019

A Prayer to St John Henry Newman

A prayer to St John Henry Newman of the Oratory

Remember us in heaven, Saint John Henry.

Obtain for us the gifts you sought for your friends here below: the grace to follow the kindly light of faith; belief that is firm and true; a heart to speak to the heart of God; and a voice to give praise to the Holiest.

Obtain for us the courage to follow your teaching and example: in loyalty to Christ and the Church; in love for the Immaculate Mother of God and in compassion for the perplexed.

Obtain for us support all the day long of this troubled life till  the shades lengthen and the evening comes and the busy world is hushed and the fever of life is over and our work is done. So that the Lord in His mercy may grant us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last; and that we may pass, with you, from shadows and images into the fullness of truth and love. We make this prayer through the same Christ, our Lord.