We thank you for entrusting us with the gift of speech. Our faith in you inspires us to share this gift with the world. Give us the confidence to use this gift to the best of our abilities today. May we have the wisdom to speak the words that must to be said and the humility to accept that it is not just our words but our actions that help do your work. We ask that on this day our words and actions be guided by the Holy Spirit so that our minds, hearts, and voices be tools of justice and compassion like the example of the Good Samaritan.
St John Patron Saint of Orators, Pray for us!