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Monday, October 31, 2011

Prayer to St. Rita by Margaret Ullrich

Happy Halloween!!

Some folks were really impressed by how St. Rita was able to help me.
Well, so am I.
Since I've already published the prayer to St. Jude, I agree it's only fair to 
do the same for St. Rita, the other "Saint of the Impossible".

St. Rita of Cascia (1381-1457) lived a remarkable life.
She was a wife, mother, widow and nun.
Her husband was abusive.
Both of her sons were killed.
Like St. Francis, she received the stigmata.
A thorn wound in her forehead.
She prayed, 
O loving Jesus, increase my patience according as my sufferings increase.
In the years since her death her reputation has grown.

She's truly a woman who's seen it all.
And who loves to help.

                        Prayer to St. Rita

Holy Patroness of those in need,  
St. Rita, you were humble, pure and patient.
Your pleadings with your divine Spouse are irresistible,
so please obtain for me from our risen Jesus
the request I make of you (Here make your request).
Be kind to me for the greater glory of God,
and I shall honor you and sing your praises forever.

Glorious Saint Rita, you miraculously participated in 
the sorrowful passion of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Obtain for me now the grace to suffer with resignation
the troubles of this life,
and protect me in all my needs.   

Also say an Our Father, a Hail Mary and a Glory Be.

                        Prayer of Thanksgiving

Lord Jesus Christ, we thank you
for all the graces and favors which you have given us
through the prayers of your Saint Rita.

Great Saint Rita, we thank you
for your intercession in response to our prayers.
We will always be grateful to you.

Continue to intercede for our needs and in our difficulties.
Be with us particularly in the hour of death
that we may face that decisive moment with courage and serenity.

As I mentioned a while ago, we were also taught 
Miracles do happen, but sometimes, well, there is that line 
"if it is God's desire for us" 
If it isn't, strength to bear the problem is a blessing, too.  

The problem may be part of a bigger picture we can't see. 
It may lead to a greater good than we can imagine. 
It may even be a blessing in disguise. 
How many times have we said, "Who knew?"

Wishing you miracles, strength, courage, serenity and wisdom.

1 comment:

  1. You're very welcome, Sheena. I'm sure God will answer your prayers in the way that is best for you. Don't lose hope.