Prayer to St. Philip Neri

Great Saint Philip Neri,
you who did prefer a life of poverty and obscurity
to one of ease and comfort
which was yours by inheritance,
obtain for me the grace of never attaching my heart
to the fleeting goods of this life.
For you who did desire to become so poor
as to be reduced to beggary
and not to find anyone willing to give you
even the barest means of livelihood,
obtain for me also a love of poverty,
so that I may turn all my thoughts
to the things that are eternal.