O Glorious St. Thomas,
your grief for Jesus was such that it would not
let you believe he had risen unless you
actually saw him and touched his wounds.
But your love for Jesus was equally great
and it led you to give up your life for him.
Pray for us that we may grieve for our sins
which were the cause of Christ's sufferings.
Help us to spend ourselves in his service
and so earn the title of "blessed" which
Jesus applied to those who would believe in him
without seeing him.