St. Rita

Intercessory Prayer to St. Rita

O powerful St. Rita,
rightly called Saint of the Impossible,
I come to you with confidence in my great need.
You know well my trials,
for you yourself were many times burdened in this life.
Come to my help,
speak for me,
pray with me,
intercede on my behalf before the Father.
I know that God has a most generous heart
and that he is a most loving Father.
Join your prayers to mine
and obtain for me the grace I desire

(Make your request…)

You who were so very pleasing to God on earth
and are so much so now in heaven,
I promise to use this favor, when granted,
to better my life,
to proclaim God’s mercy,
and to make you more widely known and loved.

Amen.

Peace Prayer

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
Where there is hatred let me sow love,
where there is injury, pardon,
where there is doubt, faith,
where there is despair, hope,
where there is darkness, light,
where there is sadness, joy,

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so
much seek to be comforted as to comfort,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.

Because it is in giving that we receive
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and
It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

_St. Francis of Assisi