Feast of Saint Stephen

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The Sermon of St. Stephen, by Vittore Carpaccio, 1514

Prayer for Saint Stephen

We give you thanks,
O Lord of glory,
for the example of the first martyr
who looked up to heaven
and prayed for his persecutors
to Your Son Jesus Christ,
who stands at Your right hand,
where He lives and reigns
with You and the Holy Spirit,
One God, in glory everlasting.