Prayer for the Canonization of Father Michael J. McGivney
God, our Father, protector of the poor
and Defender of the widow and orphan,
you called your priest, Father Michael J. McGivney,
to be an apostle of Christian family life
and to lead the young to the generous service of their neighbor.
Through the example of his life and virtue
may we follow your Son, Jesus Christ, more closely,
fulfilling His commandment of charity
and building up His Body which is the Church.
Let the inspiration of your servant
prompt us to greater confidence in your love
so that we may continue his work
of caring for the needy and the outcast.
We humbly ask that you glorify your servant
Father Michael J. McGivney on earth
according to the design of your holy will.
Through his intercession, grant the favor I now present
(here make your request.)
Through Christ our Lord,
Say the “Our Father.”
Say the “Hail Mary.”
Say the “Glory Be.”