Lord Jesus Christ, Saviour of the world,
you called Father Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan to be your apostle,
to make God known and loved by all people everywhere,
using all the means your love inspires.
You filled him with universal apostolic zeal,
with the goodness and the kindness of God in ministering,
with a deep trust in God's loving providence,
with a profound spirit of prayer,
with a sincere devotion to Mary, Mother of the Saviour,
and with the courage to follow you, even into the mystery of the Cross.
Grant also to us, his followers,
the grace to proclaim the gospel in this spirit
and make us effective apostles in today's world.
Through the intercession of your servant Fr Francis Jordan,
we ask you for our special needs ....
We present this prayer through Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Saviour,
who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit now and always.
Jesus, Saviour of the World,
You have given your servant Francis
the gift of deep and strong faith,
unwavering hope and heroic love for God and neighbour
and a strong desire for the salvation of souls.
Count him already here on earth among your blessed ones
and through his intercession grant us what we humbly ask for.
You, who live and reign for ever and ever.