Devotional prayer to Joe written by Father Martin Delaney 5 May 2019

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.