For an Inauguration

O Lord our Governor, Ruler of all nations: Look favourably upon thy servant Joseph as he dedicateth himself to the service of our country. Grant him the wisdom, courage, and strength to lead our country in the paths of righteousness, that we may dwell in peace and prosperity, and be an example to all . . . → Read More: For an Inauguration

Saint Fabian, Bishop of Rome and Martyr

Saint Fabian

Saint Fabian, by Giovanni di Paolo (c. 1403–1482). From Wikipedia.

We beseech thee, O Lord, to grant us after the example of Saint Fabian, thy martyr, constancy in thy faith and truth; that, being grounded in divine love, we may be moved from its perfection by no temptations; through Jesus Christ our . . . → Read More: Saint Fabian, Bishop of Rome and Martyr

Saint Sebastian

St Sebastian Tended by St Irene

St Sebastian Tended by St Irene, by Hendrick ter Brugghen (1588–1629). From Wikipedia.

O God, fill us with that spirit of courage which gave thy martyr Sebastian strength to offer his life in faithful witness; and help us to learn from him to cherish thy law and to obey thee rather than . . . → Read More: Saint Sebastian