In this Prayer to Saint Peter Claver, we ask this great missionary to the Americas to inspire in us a similar missionary spirit, keeping always in mind that spiritual ills are more deadly than physical ills.
Prayer to Saint Peter Claver
Dear Saint of our modern times, you were permeated with compassion for the oppressed, for human beings sold as slaves and treated as expendable beasts. While alleviating their natural ills, you also took away their spiritual ills, and taught them the surpassing knowledge of Christ. Inspire many of our contemporaries to become self-sacrificing missionaries like you. Amen.