St. Philip Neri was a 16th century Italian saint and founder of the Congregation of the Oratory, known for his joyful personality and devotion to God. One of his famous prayers, known as the “Prayer of St. Philip Neri,” reflects his deep faith and desire to serve others. The prayer begins with the phrase “My Lord and my God,” acknowledging the divine presence and sovereignty of God. It then asks for the grace to serve God with joy and to love others with the same selflessness and compassion that Christ showed during his earthly life. The prayer concludes with a plea for the Holy Spirit to guide and strengthen us on our spiritual journey. The St. Philip Neri Prayer remains a popular and meaningful expression of Christian devotion to this day.
Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for St Philip Neri Prayer. May God Bless You!
St Philip Neri Prayer
O holy St. Philip Neri,
Patron saint of joy, you who trusted Scripture’s promise that the Lord is always at hand and that we need not have anxiety about anything, In your compassion heal our worries and sorrows and lift the burdens from our hearts. We come to you as one whose heart swells with abundant love for God and all creation. Hear us, we pray, especially in this need (make your request here). Keep us safe through your loving intercession, and may the joy of the Holy Spirit which filled your heart, St. Philip, transform our lives and bring us peace.