O holy martyr and deacon St. Stephen, I come before you on behalf of (name person) and all deacons who faithfully serve the Church.
I pray that you ask the Lord to fill their hearts with compassion, their minds with the wisdom of the Holy Spirit, their hearts with zeal and a deep desire for the salvation of souls.
I ask you to pray that their families are supportive, understanding, and willing to allow them to serve the Church whenever the need arises.
O dear St. Stephen, thank you for your intercession. Amen.
Written by: Ann Fitch