21 September 2009

St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

We thank thee, Heavenly Father, for the witness of thine apostle and evangelist Saint Matthew to the Gospel of thy Son our Saviour; and we pray that, after his example, we may with ready wills and hearts obey the calling of our Lord to follow him; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.