|Stained Glass Window at St. Willebrord Church, Green Bay|
Almighty ever-living God, who gave
Saint Anthony of Padua to your people
as an outstanding preacher and an intercessor in their need,
grant that, with his assistance,
as we follow the teachings of the Christian life,
we may know your help in every trial.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
- Collect for the Feast of St. Anthony
Let's also pray for eternal rest for all those massacred in the horrific shootings in Orlando over the weekend. May their families find comfort with God, and may they rest in peace.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
And let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace.