In this prayer to Saint Paul, we pray for the grace to persevere in the Christian Faith. Saint Paul himself suffered greatly for his witness to Christ, even, in the end, giving his life in martyrdom on June 29, 67, when he was beheaded outside of the gates of Rome.
To Saint Paul for Perseverance
O glorious Saint Paul, who, from being a persecutor of the Christian name, didst become its most zealous Apostle, and who, to carry the knowledge of Jesus, our divine Saviour, to the uttermost parts of the earth, didst joyfully suffer prison, scourgings, stonings, shipwreck, and all manner of persecutions, and who didst finish thy course by shedding the last drop of thy blood: obtain for us the grace to accept, as favors bestowed by the mercy of God, the infirmities, sufferings, and misfortunes of this life, that we may not grow slack in our service of God by reason of these vicissitudes of our exile, but that we may the rather show ourselves ever more devoted. Amen.
V. Pray for us, Saint Paul the Apostle.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray.
O God, who hast caught the multitude of the Gentiles by the preaching of blessed Paul the Apostle: grant unto us, we beseech Thee, that we who keep his memory sacred, may feel the might of his intercession before Thee. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.