Collect for St. Laurence, Deacon and Martyr

Almighty God, you called your deacon Laurence to serve you with deeds of love,
and gave him the crown of martyrdom;
Grant that we, following his example, may fulfill your commandments
by defending and supporting the poor,
and by loving you with all our hearts;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

(p.s. Editor's note: Let's pay special attention to the part about defending and supporting the poor.)