Prayer to Saint Martin de Porres
Most humble Saint Martin de Porres,
your ardent charity has embraced all of creation,
from the neediest of our brothers to the animals in the fields.
All have obeyed the voice of your heart,
because love knows how to touch
the hearts of all.
We pray, teach us to love!
Free our hearts from closure and from fear,
so that they can be open to God
and to our brothers.
Make us respect and love all of creation
and the creatures as a precious gift
of God’s love.
We praise and invoke you:
please listen to our supplications
and make that, like you, we might live happy
in the place where God has placed us,
serving with simplicity and joy.
Teach us to courageously carry our crosses,
to be able to reach the joys of the resurrection.
Saint Martin de Porres,
pray for us!