Prayer for Preservation of the Catholic Faith of St. Clement Hofbauer

O My Redeemer, will that terrible moment ever come when but few shall be left who are inspired by the Spirit of Faith, that moment when Thine indignation shall be provoked and Thy protection shall be taken from us? Have our vices and our evil lives irrevocably moved Thy justice to take vengeance, perhaps this very day, upon Thy children?

We beg Thee, the Beginning and the End of faith, with contrite hearts, not to let the light of faith be extinguished in souls. Remember Thy mercies of old, turn Thine eyes in compassion upon the vineyard planted by Thine own right hand, and watered by the tears of the Apostles, by the precious blood of countless martyrs, and made fruitful by the prayers of so many Confessors and innocent Virgins. O Divine Mediator, look upon those zealous souls who raise their hearts to Thee and pray without ceasing for the maintenance of that most precious gift of Thee, the True Faith.

Keep us safe in the True Catholic and Roman Faith. Preserve us in Thy Holy Faith, for if we are rich with this precious gift, we shall gladly endure every sorrow and nothing shall ever be able to change our happiness. Without this great treasure of faith, our unhappiness would be unspeakable and without limit.

O Good Jesus, Author of our faith, preserve it pure within us; keep us safe in the barque of Peter, faithful and obedient to his successor, and Thy Vicar here on earth, so that the unity of the Holy Church may be maintained, holiness fostered, the Holy See protected in freedom, and the Church universal extended to the benefit of souls.

O Jesus, Author of our faith, humble and convert the enemies of Thy Church; grant true peace and concord to all believers; strengthen and preserve us in Thy holy service to the end, that we may live with Thee and die in Thee. O Jesus, Author of our faith, let me live for Thee and die for Thee. Amen.