“Blessed are You, O Lord, Merciful God"
The foundation of our faith rests on the lives of the holy men and women of the early Church who willingly gave themselves over to the faith, courageous and joyful in their martyrdom. Sts. Marcellinus and Peter, pray for us!
God our Father, as you heard the cry of Tobit and of Sarah in their severe affliction and desperation, listen to our prayers for ourselves and our sisters and brothers who suffer today due to physical, spiritual, or emotional pain and sorrow. As you sent the Archangel Gabriel as your messenger of healing, hope and strength for Tobit and Sarah, so also today grant healing, hope and strength to those who cry out to you in their need, their pain, their sorrow. With Tobit we pray: “Lord, command me to be delivered from such anguish” … With Sarah we praise your goodness: “Blessed are you, O Lord, merciful God and blessed is your holy and honorable name. Blessed are you in all your works forever!”
Fr. Vidal Martinez, OSM