September 9, 2021

O God, St. Peter Claver devoted himself
to the service of the slaves,
declaring himself their servant.
Who in order that slaves might come
to the knowledge of Your Name,
You endowed him with wonderful self-denial
and eminent charity.
You made him a moral force for good.
Grant that, by virtue of his example,
we may be inspired with compassion and courageously
devote ourselves to help spread Your love and lift up all people.
Through Jesus Christ Our Lord.