God our Father
in the life of Joe Wilson
You showed us that you call the young
to persevere in prayer and virtue.
He desired to make himself a ‘nobody’,
to put himself and his own desires last,
in order that he could serve you
by helping those around him;
and through Your gift of faith
he radiated hope and joy
in the midst of an imperfect world.
Now that he has returned home to You,
we ask that You will grant the prayers we make
through his intercession.
May he inspire us all,
but especially the young,
to be joyful and humble
followers of Your way.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.