Thou hast crowned him with glory and honor, O Lord. And hast set him over the works of Thy hands.
Lawrence the Deacon performed a pious act by giving sight to the blind through the sign of the Cross, and bestowed upon the poor the riches of the Church. (Vigil Magnificat Antiphon)
We beseech Thee, almighty God, grant us to quench the flames of our vices, even