Where Saints Have Prayed

Prayers to Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, C.Ss.R.

O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer,
let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in Your sight.
I offer praise to You for the grace You have bestowed
on Your humble missionary, Father Francis Xavier Seelos.
May I have the same joyful vigor
that Blessed Fr. Seelos possessed during his earthly life
to love You deeply and live faithfully Your gospel.

Divine Physician,
You infused Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos
with the gift of Your healing.
By the help of his prayers,
sustain in me the grace to know Your will
and the strength to overcome my afflictions.
For love of You, make me whole.
May I learn from the example of Father Seelos
and gain comfort from his patient endurance.

Bountiful God,
in Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos You have given Your people
a model for those who labor joyfully in Your earthly kingdom.
May the smile of Fr. Seelos in Your heavenly dominion
dwell on those who find life burdensome.
Help Blessed Father Seelos to keep continually before the eyes of Your people
the gentleness of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer.

composed by Byron Miller, C.Ss.R.

Text adapted from "Francis Xavier Seelos" Liguorian. © 2000 Liguori Publications. All rights reserved.