O God, who willed that Saint John the Baptist should
go ahead of your Son both in his birth and in his death, grant that, as he died
a Martyr for truth and justice, we, too, may fight hard for the confession of
what you teach.
The Church honors the cousin of the Lord, John the Baptist. The name of the feast is correctly called “The Passion of Saint John the Baptist” is a hinge feast of a prophet and lover of Truth.
We pray for those who stand up for what’s right and truthful in the face of hostility.