Prayer to St. Anthony of Padua

"Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints" 

O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God and charity for His creatures, made you worthy when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for me (state your request).

O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms; and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours.

Amen.

Pope Sixtus V, a Franciscan, engraved this prayer, which is also known as the ‘Motto of St. Anthony’, at the base of the obelisk he erected in St. Peter's Square in Rome. Here it is in English:
 

Behold the Cross of the Lord!
Be gone all evil powers!
The Lion of the tribe of Judah,
The root of David has conquered! Alleluia!

Here is the prayer in the original Latin

Ecce Crucem Domini!
Fugite partes adversae!
Vicit Leo de tribu Juda,
Radix David! Alleluia!

If you ask for miracles,
Death, error, all calamities,

The leprosy and demons fly,
And health succeeds infirmities.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs thou dost restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old thy aid implore.

All dangers vanish at thy prayer,
And direst needs do quickly flee,
Let those who know thy power proclaim—
Let Paduans say—these are of thee.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs thou dost restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old thy aid implore.

To Father, Son may glory be,
And Holy Spirit eternally.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs thou dost restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old thy aid implore.

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

Let us pray:
Almighty God, Thou hast given St. Anthony to thy people as an outstanding preacher and a ready helper in time of need. With his assistance may we follow the Gospel of Christ and know the help of Thy grace in every difficulty. Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Amen

St Anthony
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