Prayer to Saint Paul the Apostle
O Glorious Saint Paul,
after persecuting the Church
you became by God's grace its most zealous Apostle.
To carry the knowledge of Jesus,
our divine Savior,
to the uttermost parts of the earth you joyfully endured prison,
scourgings, stonings, and shipwreck,
as well as all manner of persecutions
culminating in the shedding of the last drop of your blood
for our Lord Jesus Christ.
Obtain for us the grace to labor strenuously to being the faith to others
and to accept any trials and tribulations that may come our way.
Help us to be inspired by your Epistles
and to partake of your indomitable love for Jesus,
so that after we have finished our course
we may join you in praising him in heaven for all eternity.