Prayer to St Philip Neri

May 26, 2022

Great Saint Philip Neri, you who wished
to live in a lowly station rather than to be advanced
to the highest dignities of the Church,
intercede for me that I may never seek after honors,
but may be content with that station in life
in which it has pleased Our Lord to place me.
My heart is too much preoccupied with the vain
and passing things of earth;
but you instilled this great maxim: 'And then?',
which brought about so many wonderful conversions,
obtain for me that this saying
may ever remain so firmly fixed in my mind
that I may despise the nothingness of this world,
and may make God the only object
of my affections and my thoughts.