Dora Visser Prayer
God, heavenly Father,
you created the world and all the people who live in it.
Some people are very close to You,
and they show us how Your Spirit can live in human hearts.
We call them saints because they show a great likeness to Your Son, Jesus Christ.
In faith we often reflect on the saints,
and especially the Queen of all the saints, the Virgin Mary.
We also remember Your servant, Dora Visser.
In a spirit of service
she showed interest in and compassion for the people around her.
She knew herself to be united with Jesus Christ, also through her sharing in His suffering.
Loving Father in heaven,
we ask that we may continually turn to the example of Your saints.
We ask also that we may experience their intercession in our joys and sorrows,
in our own needs, and also in the great needs of our world.
We ask you this through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
(Prayer written by Father Emiel Gemmeke)