Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Prayers for a pet


PRAYER TO ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA,
PATRON SAINT OF THE LOST
Dear St. Anthony, you are the Patron of the poor and the helper of all who seek lost articles. Help me to find what I have lost,
(here name what you have lost)
so that I will be able to make better use of the time that I will gain for God's greater honor and glory. Grant your gracious aid to all people who seek what they have lost -- especially those who seek to regain God's grace. Amen.

MIRACULOUS RESPONSORY
OF ST. ANTHONY
(An ancient and very powerful prayer)


If then you ask for a miracle,
death, error, all calamities,
the leprosy and demons fly,
and health succeeds infirmities.
The sea obeys and fetters break,
and lifeless limbs you do restore;
while treasures lost are found again
when young or old your aid implore.


All dangers vanish at your prayer,
and direst need does quickly flee.
Let those who know your power proclaim,
let Paduans say these are of thee.
The sea obeys and fetters break,
and lifeless limbs you do restore;
while treasures lost are found again
when young or old your aid implore.


To the Father, Son may glory be,
and Holy Spirit eternally.
The sea obeys and fetters break,
and lifeless limbs you do restore;
while treasures lost are found again
when young or old your aid implore.


Pray for us, blessed Saint Anthony,
that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Amen.


PRAYER TO ST. FRANCIS
FOR OUR PETS

Good St. Francis, you loved all of God's creatures.
To you they were your brothers and sisters.
Help us to follow your example
of treating every living thing with kindness.
St. Francis, Patron Saint of animals,
watch over my pet
and keep my companion safe and healthy.
Amen.

3 comments:

Coffee Catholic said...

Does this work for cows and sheep?!?! hehehehe

Ma Beck said...

Ohhhh, honey.
I hope you find your doggie soon!
I will pray to St. Anthony, too!
:(

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Nice prayers..