I therefore invoke your powerful intercession, confident in the hope that you will hear my prayers and obtain for me the special grace and favor I earnestly implore (mention your favor). Imitator of anchorites, Pray for us. Peter Dimond. O holy Father, St. Benedict, blessed by God both in grace and in name, who, while standing in prayer, with hands raised to heaven, didst most happily yield thy angelic spirit into the hands of thy Creator, and hast promised zealously to defend against all the snares of the enemy in the last struggle of death, those who shall daily remind thee of thy glorious departure and heavenly joys; protect me, I beseech thee, O glorious Father, this day and every day, by thy holy blessings, that I may never be separated from our dear Lord, from the society of thyself, and of all the blessed. Concluding Prayer (Taken from "Proclaiming All Your Wonders") God our Father, each day you invite us through St. Benedict, to serve you in the monastic way of life. To hate no one. Fortified by my presence, he will escape the snares of the evil one and safely attain eternal happiness.". This celebrated abbot was famous for miracles attributed to his prayer. Not to bear false witness. O blessed and compassionate St. Benedict, you were full of the love of God and led countless others to Him, His Word, and His holy Church. I implore you in your loving kindness to pray for me before the throne Of God. document.write("