O most merciful and almighty God, You bestowed as gift to Lorenzo Ruiz The strength to withstand The overpowering forces of death For the sake of his faith in You. Through his prayers, Help us to follow his example By overcoming all life’s trials And eventually, increase Our hope and love in You. O St. Lorenzo Ruiz, You brought honor to your country, Having been a level-headed And prudent father of the family, A witness of Christ in your life Until your death. We present all our petitions To God through your help So that by our actions, We may know more and love more Jesus our Lord and Savior. We humbly implore Your intercession O dear St. Lorenzo, For the infinite glory of God And in honor of your triumph As a martyr of Christ And defender of Christianity. Amen.