St. Florian Prayer

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Prayers to St. Florian

St. Florian, the patron saint of firefighters and chimney sweeps, is also the saint looked to for victims of flooding or drowning. He protects brewers and soap boilers, and is the patron saint of Poland and Linz, Austria.

A famous prayer to Saint Florian was written by Richard, Cardinal Cushing, Archbishop of Boston:

Dear God, through the intercession of our patron, Saint Florian, have mercy on the souls of our comrades who have made the supreme sacrifice in the performance of their duty, and on all who have gone before us after years of faithful discharge of their responsibilities which now rest on ourselves. Give us Grace to prepare each day for our own summons to Thy tribunal of justice. Into Thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit. Withersoever Thou callest me, I am ready to go. Merciful Father of all men, save my from all bodily harm, if it be Thy will, but above all, help me to be loyal and true, respectful and honorable, obedient and valiant. Thus fortified by virtue, I shall have no fear, for I shall then belong to Thee and shall never be separated from Thee. Amen.

There are many other prayers to St. Florian written by Bishops, priests, deacons, and even laity. A Saint Florian prayer often includes prayers for strength and protection, as this saint protects people working in very dangerous occupations and against some of the most frightening events.

But you may consider the most powerful St. Florian prayer to be the one found commonly on many medallions and charms: "St. Florian protect us". However you pray to St. Florian, you'll find him a powerful intercessor and protector, with a history of being valiant and brave.

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