St. Simon the Apostle Prayers
A Prayer to St. Simon the Apostle, for Grace
O Glorious Saint Simon, you were a cousin of Jesus and a devoted follower as well. You were called "the Zealot," indicating that you were willing to give your life for your religion and your freedom as a human person. Obtain for us the grace to be willing to give our lives for Christ and to labor for the freedom and peace that only God can give. Help us to spend ourselves for God on earth and be received by him in eternal bliss in heaven. Amen
A Prayer to St. Simon the Apostle, for the Church
I have chose you; and have appointed you, that you should go, and should bring forth fruit, and your fruit should remain. These words were addressed by Man-God to you, as to all the twelve. And yet, what remains now of the fruit of your labors in Egypt, in Persia? Can our Lord and His Church be mistaken in their words, or in their appreciation? Certainly not; and proof sufficient is, that, above the region of the senses, and beyond the domain of history, the power infused into the twelve subsists through all ages, and is active in every supernatural birth that develops the mystical body of our Lord and increases the Church. We, more truly than Tobias, are the children of saints; we are no longer strangers, but the family of God, His house built upon the foundation of apostles and prophets, united by Jesus, the chief corner-stone. All thanks be to you, O holy apostle, who in labor and sufferings procured us this blessing; maintain in us the title and the rights of this precious adoption. Great evils surround is; is there any hope left to the world? For thee, O Simon, this is surly the time to prove thyself Zelots, full of zeal. Deign to hear the Church’s prayers; and aid her, with all your apostolic might, to reanimate faith, to rekindle, charity, and to save the world. Amen.