St Anthony, perfect imitator of Jesus, who received from God the special power of restoring lost things, grant that I may find:
…which have been lost, if it is the will of God, or at least restore to me peace and tranquillity of mind.
To this favour, I beg you to add another, that I may always remain in possession of the true good, that is God.
I would rather lose all things than to lose God, my supreme Good, or suffer the loss of my greatest treasure, my immortal soul. Amen.
Saint Anthony, when you prayed,
your stolen book of prayers was given back to you.
Pray now for all of us who have lost things precious and dear.
Pray for all who have lost faith,
hope or the friendship of God.
Pray for us who have lost friends or relatives by death.
Pray for all who have lost peace of mind or spirit.
Pray that we may be given new hope, new faith, new love.
Pray that lost things, needful and helpful to us,
may be returned to our keeping.
Or, if we must continue in our loss,
pray that we may be given Christ’s comfort and peace. Amen.
Almighty God, you have given St Anthony to your people as an outstanding preacher and a helper in time of need.
With his help may we follow the Gospel of Christ and know the help of your grace in every difficulty.
- loved and honoured by the Divine Child, obtain what we ask of you;
- powerful in word and work obtain what we ask of you,
- attentive to those who invoke you, obtain what we ask of you.
Glorious St. Anthony,
my friend and special protector,
I come to you with full confidence in my present necessity.
In your overflowing generosity, you hear all those who turn to you.
Your influence before the throne of God is so effective
that the Lord readily grants great favours at your request.
Please listen to my humble petition,
in spite of my unworthiness and sinfulness.
Consider only your great and constant love for Jesus and Mary,
and my desire for their glory and mercy.
I beg you to obtain for me, from God,
the grace I so greatly need…
(Share your request…)
if it be His will and for the good of my soul.
I place this earnest petition in the care of the little mission children,
so that they may present it to you along with their innocent prayers.
Bless me, powerful St. Anthony, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
… St Anthony of Padua, Pray for Us …