O Holy Patroness of those in need, St Rita, whose pleadings before thy Divine Lord are almost irresistible, who for thy lavishness in granting favours hast been called the Advocate of the Hopeless and even of the Impossible; St Rita, so humble, so pure, so mortified, so patient and of such compassionate love for thy Crucified Jesus that thou couldst obtain from Him whatsoever thou asketh, on account of which all confidently have recourse to thee, expecting, if not always relief, at least comfort; be propitious to our petition, showing thy power with God on behalf of thy suppliant; be lavish to us, as thou hast been in so many wonderful cases, for the greater glory of God, for the spreading of thine own devotion, and for the consolation of those who trust in thee. Amen.
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PRAYER ON THE MORNING OF A DIFFICULT DAY (RECENT BEREAVEMENT, TROUBLESOME MEETINGS, TOUGH EXAMINATIONS, OPERATIONS, etc.)
LORD, GIVE ME STRENGTH FOR THIS DAY:
To get through life I know I need You close to me, O Lord, but today I need You closer than ever, I need Your strength to face whatever is to come.
This day, I need to feel You very near to me… to give me courage and to help to overcome my fear. By myself I cannot meet the challenge of this day, today I need a Higher Power sustaining me in all that it may bring.
Dear Lord, hold my trembling hand and be with me this day. To know You are holding my hand, is all I need to know. Just to know Your Blessed Presence is near. Amen.
– Pope John XXIII
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I come to ask You for the gift of restored health that I may serve You more faithfully and love You more sincerely. I want to be well if it is Your will and if it redounds to Your glory.
If on the other hand it is Your will that my sickness continue, I want to bear it with patience. If in Your divine wisdom I am to be restored to health and strength, I will strive to show my gratitude by a constant and faithful service rendered to You, my loving Saviour and Redeemer, and my God. Amen.