Please recite this prayer with us daily:
O God, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and the mediation of the Blessed Mother, you granted your priest St. Philip Neri countless graces, choosing him as a most faithful and devout instrument to found the Oratory, a way of sanctification of your priests and the laity in the practice of Christian Charity in the community, the daily spiritual exercises in the oratorio and in the fulfillment of daily Catholic and priestly duties.
Grant that I too may learn to turn all the circumstances and events of my life into occasions of loving You, serving the Church and the Oratory, the Pope, the local Ordinary, the superior and all souls with joy, humility, and obedience, lighting up the pathways of this earth with faith, hope and love. Deign to grant me, through the intercession of Saint Philip Neri, the favor of … (make your request). Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father.
Most Reverend Joseph R. Binzer
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
January 3, 2012