Happy Solemnity of The Birth of Saint John the Baptist.
Almighty God and Father,
you sent Saint John the Baptist to the people of Israel
to make them ready for Christ the Lord.
Give us the grace of joy in the Spirit,
and guide the hearts of all the faithful
in the way of salvation and peace.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Our image shows one of the saints prayer cards printed here in the 1950s and 1960s: "The Holy Family and Saint John the Baptist". Order these special cards, here.