Glorious St Blaise
O Glorious Saint Blaise,
who by thy martyrdom
has left to the Church a precious witness to the faith,
obtain for us the grace to
preserve within ourselves this divine gift,
and to defend, without human respect,
both by word and example,
the truth of that same faith,
which is so wickedly attacked
and slandered in these our times.
You who miraculously cured
a little child when it was at the point of death
by reason of an affliction of the throat,
grant us your powerful protection in like misfortunes;
and, above all, obtain for us
the grace of repentance,
together with a faithful observance of our Church,
and avoidance from offending Almighty God. Amen.
Throat Blessing of St Blaise
Through the intercession of St Blaise, bishop and martyr,
may God deliver you from ailments of the throat
and from every other evil.
† In the Name of the Father, and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. †
Petition – Cure from Illness
St Blaise, Bishop and lover of souls, during your life you willingly bore many crosses in faithful imitation of the suffering Jesus Christ.
Similarly, with Christ-like compassion and the grace of God, you miraculously cured many sufferers of their ills and humbly accepted the tortures inflicted upon you at the time of your death, dying as a Martyr for Christ.
Now in your heavenly home, I come before you and humbly ask for your intercession before the throne of God. St Blaise, seek for me a cure for… (Name the illness) …
If it is not God’s will or the greater good of my soul, ask God to grant me the strength to bear my cross patiently, in imitation of Jesus Christ our Crucified Saviour, as reparation for my sins and the salvation of souls. Amen.
… St Blaise, Pray for Us …