A Prayer to Saint Blaise
O glorious Saint Blaise,
who by thy martyrdom didst leave to the Church a precious witness to the faith,
obtain of us the grace to preserve within ourselves this divine gift,
and to defend,
without human respect,
both by word and example,
the truth of that same faith,
which is so wickedly attacked and slandered in these our times.
Thou who didst miraculously restore a little child when it was at the point of death by reason of an affliction of the throat,
grant us thy mighty protection in like misfortunes;
and, above all, obtain for us the grace of Christian mortification together with a faithful observance of the precepts of the Church,
which may keep us from offending Almighty God.