Philip, my holy Patron, teach me by your example, and pray for me. Teach me to seek my Lord and God at all times and in all places, and to live in his presence and in holy conversation with him. May I always lift up my heart towards heaven, and ask the Source of all good for those goods which I need. Pray with me, Saint Philip, as you prayed with your penitents here below, and then prayer will become sweet to me, as it did to them. Amen.
A prayer of St John Henry Newman for the feast of the Patronage of St Philip.