Prayer for the intercession of Blessed Pino Puglisi
Blessed martyr Giuseppe,
by the grace of God you were
a tireless worker in his vineyard,
a bold witness to the Gospel,
a friend and brother to young people,
defender of the poor and the oppressed.
Intercede for the Church,
so that the Lord may raise
generous ministers of the Gospel,
men and women capable of working
for real freedom, peace, and the good of all.
Help us also to have
your intrepid courage in renouncing evil
and all compromise with murky human criminal powers,
so that we remain faithful to Christ
and so enter into the glory of his kingdom. Amen.