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Novena Prayer

Come Holy Spirit. Creator blest,lillies2a
And in our hearts take up Thy rest:
Come with Thy grace and heavenly aid:
To fill the hearts which Thou hast made.

St. Anthony, powerful in word and work:
Grant what we ask of thee.
St. Anthony, our patron and advocate,
Grant us what we ask of thee.
St. Anthony attentive of those who invoke thee,
Grant us what we ask of thee.
St. Anthony, whom the Infant Jesus so much loved:
Grant us what we ask of thee.

O holy St. Anthony, gentlest of saints, your love for God, and charity for your neighbour made you worthy when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Miracles waited on your word, which you were ever ready to speak, for those in trouble or anxiety. Encouraged by this thought, I implore of you, to obtain for me, my request (mention it). The answer to my prayer, may require a miracle: even so you are the saint of miracles. O gentle, and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, intercede for me, and the gratitude of my heart, will ever be yours. Amen.

 

Prayer for a Sick Person

Dear St. Anthony, you have always helped those who pray to you with confidence.  I now pray to you fervently for a sick person who is dear to me.  I beg you to obtain the gift of a cure, in order that he (she) may praise the wonders of God, or at least that his (her) sufferings may be lessened and that he (she) have the strength of Christian resignation and surrender to the will of God.  You who during your earthly life had been the friend of the suffering and had spent your life for them with charity and with the gift of miracles, remain near to us with your protection, console our heart and grant that our physical and mental sufferings be a source of merit for eternal life.  Amen.

 

 

Prayer for the Protection of St. Anthony

Be mindful dear St. Anthony that you have always helped and consoled whoever sought your help in necessity.  Encouraged by the great confidence and by the certainty of not praying in vain, I too come to you who are so rich in merits before the Lord.  Do not refuse my prayer, but grant that, through your intercession, it reaches the throne of God.  Come to my help in my present distress and necessity, and obtain for me my request.  Bless my work and my family, keep far from it sickness and dangers of soul and body.  Grant that in time of suffering and trial, I may remain strong in faith and in the love of God.  Amen.

 

 

Prayer for Peace of Mind

Most dear and faithful servant of Christ, blessed Anthony to whom God has granted such favours that through your intercession lost temporal goods have been recovered, pray for me that I may acquire and keep peace of mind, with light and knowledge to discern good from evil, and truth from error.  So that being delivered from all evil scruples, darkness and uneasiness of mind and conscience, I may faithfully serve my God and Saviour, who is worthy of all honour and glory, with peace of mind, purity of conscience and justice of life.  Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

Prayer for Lost Objects

St. Anthony, it seems that God has chosen you to remind us that He is not too busy to be concerned about the little problems of our life – when we lose our contact lenses, our wallets, our homework or our keys.  Help me to keep calm and use my common sense when I look for what I have lost.  Help me to be a little better organized, a little more careful in the future.  And while you are working on this loss, please help me also, not to lose what is much more important, my gift of faith in a loving Father, my confidence in his endless mercy; my love for Him in my brothers and sisters, Amen.

 

 

Students’ Prayer

Glorious St. Anthony, divinely filled with the science of the saints, we place all students under your powerful protection.  After your example may their knowledge be grounded in the hearts of Jesus and Mary.  With the aid of your prayers may they perform their studies as a matter of duty, in the spirit of penance and with pure intention.  Implore the Father of Light to grant them a quick understanding, a safe judgement and a faithful memory.  Obtain for them the grace to work with patience, method and constancy; to develop the gifts they received from God, and to employ them to His greater glory. Pray God to bless their efforts, granting them success in their task, and keeping them humble in the midst of success.  Amen.

 

 

Hymn to St. Anthony during Procession to Shrine

St. Anthony, our father dear,
We meet around thy feet once more,
Your boundless graces to proclaim,
And make them sound from shore to shore.
St. Anthony, O hear our prayer,
Thy loving children, ask thy care.
Oh, ye who for great wonders seek,
Go visit once his sacred shrine,
Ah, there you’ll find that even death,
Has yielded to his power sublime,
St. Anthony, O hear our prayer,
Thy loving children ask thy care.

 

Blessing of St. Anthony

May the Lord bless you and take you into His keeping, may He show you His countenance, and take pity on you, may He turn His eyes towards you and give you His peace.