Various Prayers

PRAYER TO SAINT RITA

O Almighty and eternal God, who in Saint Rita
of Cascia have given us a luminous example
of union with you in prayer
and of service and love for the brethren,
grant that overcoming by her intercession
our selfishness and laziness,
we can imitate her to experience in trial
your merciful love
and her fraternal protection.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who is God, who lives and reigns with you and the
Holy Spirit, for ever and ever.
Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be


PRAYER FOR CONFIDENT REQUEST TO SAINT RITA

O God, infinite goodness and rich in mercy with those who invoke you,
to you I come with joy to be here today.
With full appreciation I express to you the warmest thanks
Please accept my prayer.
I invoke you with insistence in my difficulty,
placing before you the intercession of St. Rita the servant of peace and forgiveness:
by his merits hear and answer me.
Be blessed for ever: Give me peace and security.

Dear Saint Rita, be close to me in times of sorrow,
I reconfirm my devotion and trust in your protection.
Pray for the full conversion of my heart
so that I can always please him with a more fervent life.
You are pleasing to God and obtain what you ask for your devotees:
for this reason I place great hope in you.
Accompany me, O Saint Rita, with your blessing
so that I can always praise, bless and thank with you the Lord
for all the good that good that you give me. Amen.

Glory to the Father ...


PRAYER OF TRUST IN SAINT RITA

I, O most beloved St. Rita, hear everyone invoke your good name.
All have recourse to you. I want to be in the number of your followers. From this day on I choose you for my special Protectress and Advocate.
To you I will manifest my spiritual and temporal needs,
and you, as a loving mother, will pay heed to my prayers.
May the grace of God make me like you in love for Jesus Crucified. Obtain for all to imitate your virtues: in the contempt of the world,
its goods and false pleasures, in love of God and neighbour.
Obtain for me obedience, chastity, humility, the spirit of patience and resignation to the divine will. May my temporal needs also be close to your heart. Grant that God give me what is necessary to achieve my ultimate goal; and, if it is pleasing to
the Almighty, obtain for me all those goods that may be useful and necessary to me.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be


PRAYER TO SAINT RITA

Glorious Saint Rita,
you who miraculously participated
in the sorrowful Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ,
obtain for us to live with love the pains of this life,
and help us in all our needs.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


PRAYER TO SAINT RITA FOR THE SICK

O God the Father Almighty, who show your kindness with your providence and mercy, graciously hear the prayer that we address to you through the intercession of St. Rita, your faithful servant and our special protector.
Assist, O Lord, the sick who turn to you with confidence and for which we now humbly ask your intervention.

Moment of silence

Give them strength trial, comfort in pain, conformity to your loving plan.
O St. Rita, who during your life were so close to the infirm, and comforted them with your words of peace and love, intercede before God for these needy people so that they may support with patience the test to which they are subjected and regain full health if this great favour, that we so desire, is in accordance with the holy will of God.
O St. Rita, who so many times have you shown your valid intercession, help us in this special time of need, in particular, bring peace and hope to those who are close to our patients so that they may defeat evil with good and know how to transform the saddest events into sources of eternal life.
O St. Rita, may there be raised again the chorus of gratitude for the splendour of His gifts to God the Father whom we invoke with all our faith through the infinite merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Glory be to the Father ...

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