“I can’t find my AirPods, mum!”
“Did you check in your backpack?”
“I did but I can’t find it.”
“Let me pray to St Anthony –
Dear St Anthony, please come down.
Her AirPods are lost, it can’t be found.”
“Could it be in the washing machine?”
“Let me check anyway.”
Something hit the bottom of the washing machine as I lifted up some clothes that were waiting for the next wash. It was the AirPods.
Believe it or not, it took less than 5 minutes to find the AirPods after saying the prayer. And it was not the first time I implored St Anthony for help with success. Do you have a favourite prayer to a Saint? Here are some ‘quick pick’ prayers to remember.
St. Rita became a nun after her husband was murdered. She is considered the patron saint of abused women, loneliness, spousal abuse, sterility, bad marriages, and widows. It is probably because of her association with widows and abuse that she assumed the patronage of all lonely people.
“Sweet Saint Rita, patron of loss and loneliness,
please help me find a friend to lead me out of this dark place.
In the blessed name of Jesus, I pray.”
CONCERNED ABOUT FINANCES?
The Infant Jesus of Prague is technically not a saint.
A priest named Father Cyrillus found the statue with its hands broken off in the trash heap. The statue started to speak. It said, “Have pity on me, and I will have pity on you. Give me my hands, and I will give you peace. The more you honor me, the more I will bless you.” The Infant Jesus of Prague is also the patron of schools, vocations, students, foreign missions and good health.
“Precious Infant Jesus, have pity on me.
Bless my home, finances and family.
I pray in your most holy name.”
LOOKING FOR LOVE?
St. Valentine was a Roman priest who got in trouble during the third century for marrying Christians. He is the patron saint of love, lovers and a happy marriage.
“Dear St. Valentine, help me find
my true God-appointed love.
Help me nurture that love when I find it,
and forgive that love for not being perfect,
for only God himself is perfect. This I pray.”
St. Dominic Savio may be
the youngest saint ever
canonized. He was only
15 years old when he died
in 1857, but spent his
young life helping
less fortunate boys
and organising them
in religious organisations.
“Dear St. Savio, show me how to relate to my troubled teenager.
Help me provide the love and guidance that he/she needs.
Take my teenager by the hand and lead him/her
to God’s heavenly grace. Amen.”
Compiled by Karen Roberts-Fong