Prayer for the Canonization of Blessed Joseph Vaz
Loving Father, Your Son wrote in the hearts of all people Your heavenly message through the wonders of Your everlasting love. Following in His footsteps, Your Servant Blessed Joseph Vaz, guided by the Holy Spirit and under the patronage of Your Immaculate Mother, engaged his whole life in exemplary works and showed us that we, too, can attain grace to walk in Your Son’s footsteps and win the crown of the Blessed.
Therefore, we humbly beg of You to grant us a much-needed miracle (pause and pray for a miracle) and thus put Your seal on his heroic life and move the Church to declare him as a Model and Saint. We make this prayer through the same Jesus, our Lord. Amen.
Special Prayer over the Sick
Heavenly Father, Your Son proved through wonders how sensitive Your heart is towards those who are burdened with sin, sorrow, sickness and difficulties. Through the wonders Your Servant Blessed Joseph Vaz, wrought both in his life and death, he trailed the same path to show forth that divine kindness and thus drew thousands to the bosom of the Church. Therefore, we plead, through his intercession, to increase our faith in You, to make of us true witnesses of Your love, and, if it is Your will, grant us this favour (pray silently for your intention) and especially grant us a much needed miracle (pray silently for a miracle) through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.