Saint Cyprian of Carthage (+258)
We pray to you, Lord, with honest hearts, in tune with one another, entreating you with sighs and tears, as befits our humble position–placed, as we are, between the spiritually weak who have no concern for you, and the saints who stand firm and upright before you. We pray that you may soon come to us, leading us from darkness to light, oppression to freedom, misery to joy, conflict to peace. May you drive away the storms and tempests of our lives, and bring gentle calm. We pray that you will care for us, as a father cares for his children.