O Jesus, who on earth commanded and practiced a hidden life,
grant that in these our days of pride
and outward display the example of your servant John Neumann
may lead us to follow your humble ways.
Grant, O Lord, that like your holy bishop
we may do all our works with the pure intention of pleasing You,
and let not our deeds be done to win the favor of others
but to give glory to our Father in heaven.
WE thank you that our fellow citizen and devoted missionary bishop
is recognized among the saints of Your Church in Heaven,
and we beseech You, O Lord,
to glorify him on earth
by granting the favors we ask through his intercession.