help is in the name of the Lord
Who made heaven and earth.
Let us pray. Doctor of the Gospel,/ Light of holy Church,/ lover of souls,/ true son of Francis of Assisi,/
Anthony of Padua,/ help us to have a proper devotion to you./ Put into our hearts the flame of love/ that we may cherish
our merciful Father in heaven./ Teach us to treat our neighbor with Christian Charity and forbearance./ May your
chastity,/ your spirit of prayer,/ and your deep inner life/ inspire us to be faithful to God above all else./ Accompanied
by your prayers/ may we also be faithful to the vows of our baptism,/ marriage,/ or religious life./ May we live with
you the gospel of Christ,/ and grow with you in Him.
Holy teacher of the
gospel,/ pray that its spirit may reach the people of all nations,/ beginning with ourselves./ May the love of Christian
worship fill the people of God/ and bring all of God’s children together again/ as one flock with one Shepherd.
Prayer of Petition Used in the
of Sant’Antonio at Padua
(All) O dear St. Anthony,/ I have
come to pray to you impelled by need/ and I am confident of experiencing your compassionate goodness./ You are the consolation
of so many people./ Go with me before God./ Pray with me to the Father of mercies,/ and obtain for me the particular
grace I need.
your requests silently)
know my faith is weak,/ but you possessed this virtue in admirable fashion/ and stirred it up in the crowds with your preaching./
Revive it in me,/ and make it stronger and purer./ You led the gospel life./ Help me to make mine more Christian,/ so
that I can be a worthy child of our heavenly Father./
O St. Anthony,/ help
me in my weakness,/ and keep me from all sickness and danger./ Assist me always to place my confidence in God,/ especially
in moments of temptation and sorrow./ Shape in us all hearts that are sympathetic to the poor and suffering./
O my protector,/ justify the trust I have always placed in your intercession before God./
Saint Anthony, our patron and our advocate.
All: Grant us what
we ask of you.
Leader: Saint Anthony, glory of the church and
honor of the Franciscan Order
All: Grant us
what we ask of you.
Prayer of Thanksgiving to
(All) Saint Anthony,/ father of the poor and comforter of the needy/, I thank you for having come
to my aid and consoled me so abundantly./ Help me now to grow in love of our merciful Father,/ so that, as you said,/
the King of Kings may reign in my heart and purify it./ May I live with you the gospel of Christ,/ and grow with you
in Him, who is the Lord. Amen.
Blessing with the Relic
Leader: Through the intercession of Saint
Anthony, may God, in His mercy, deliver you from all illness of mind and body and extend to you life without end. In
the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Devotions in Honor of Saint Anthony is prayed at the Shrine Church
every Tuesday, after our 8:00 AM and 12:10 PM Masses.
We invite and welcome all devotees of Saint
Anthony to join us for the devotions if you are living or visiting New York City.