Prayer to St. Damien
Damien, brother on the journey,
happy and generous missionary,
who loved the Gospel more than your own life.
who for love of Jesus left your family, your
homeland, your security and your dreams.
Teach us to give our lives
with a joy like yours,
to be in solidarity with the outcasts of the world,
to celebrate and contemplate the Eucharist
as the source of our own commitment.
Help us to love to the very end
and, in the strength of the Spirit, to persevere in
for the poor and forgotten
so that we might be
good disciples of Jesus and Mary.