Father Stanley Rother

Prayer for the Canonization of Father Stanley Rother, Oklahoma Martyr
March 27, 1935 – July 28, 1981
Heavenly Father, source of all holiness,
in every generatio You raise up
men and women heroic in love and service.
You have blessed Your Church
With the life of Stanly Rother,
priest, missionary, and martyr.
Through his prayer, his preaching,
his presence, and his pastoral love,
You revealed Your love and Your presence
with us as Shepherd.
If it be Your will,
may he be proclaimed
by the universal Church
as martyr and saint,
living now in Your presence
and interceding for us all.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.