PRAYER FOR THE CANONIZATION OF REV. FR GILBERT
Oh God who blessed your servant and priest, Rev Fr Gilbert Ikechukwu Ohai with various graces including the gift of martyrdom for his faith, steadfastness and love of you and our blessed mother, the Virgin Mary which manifested itself in his zealousness, life of prayer, penance, charitable works, healing of the sick and afflicted, and joyful acceptance to evangelize wherever posted.
Grant that I will emulate him by loving you and my fellow human beings in such a way most pleasing to you. Deign to glorify your servant, Fr Gilbert Ohai, through his prayers and good works, grant me the favours I ask of thee (mention your intentions) through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Holy Mary, Queen of the priests - Pray for us
Queen of Mount Carmel - Pray for us
St Joseph - Pray for us
St Francis of Assissi - Pray for us
St Teresa of Calcutta - Pray for us
St JohnBosco - Pray for us
St JohnPaul the Great - Pray for us
Blessed Michael Iwene Tansi - Pray for us
All you, Holy souls - Pray for us
OTHER PRAYERS AND FORMULAE
I believe in God, the father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day, He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God, the father almighty, from thence, He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen.
The Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Glory be to the Father
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Hail Holy Queen
Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, hail our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears! Turn then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy towards us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
Angel of God
Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.
To you, O Blessed Joseph
To you O Blessed Joseph, we turn tried by tribulation and trusting, we invoke your help and the help of your most Blessed Bride. Because of that sacred bond of love, which bound you to the immaculate virgin mother of god, and because of your paternal love for the child jesus, look lovingly, we pray you, on the beloved inheritance that jesus christ bought with his blood and with your power and your help, succour us in our needs.
Protect oh providential custodian of the divine family, the chosen fruits of jesus christ; keep us free, o most loving father, of the plague of error and vices blackening the world; assist us with loving care from heaven in this struggle against the power of darkness, o our most powerful protector; and as you once saved the threatened life of the christ child from death, so now, defend the holy church of god from insidiuous hostilities and every adversity; and send to each of us your help in every hour so that according to your example and by your help, we may live virtuous lives, die in piety and receive eternal blessedness in heaven. Amen.