St. Anthony of Padua was born in Lisbon on August 15, 1195. He wasn’t always known as Anthony of Padua, however. He was actually from Fernando Martins de Bulhoes. Although he was born into a wealthy family and had plenty of other opportunities available to him, he was called to be a part of religious life. He would grow to become known as an incredible evangelist, an expert in scripture and devoted to helping the sick and the poor which is one of the leading reasons why so many Catholics pray a St. Anthony of Padua prayer request. A St. Anthony of Padua prayer request brings your intentions before God in a special and unique way.
You will receive photos of your printed prayer request placed on the Stone of Anointing; the place where Jesus’ body was prepared for burial after his crucifixion.
Prayer Request to St. Anthony of Padua
There are several powerful prayers that you can incorporate into your own St. Anthony of Padua prayer request. Here are some examples of the most popular prayers associated with a prayer request to St. Anthony of Padua:
- Prayer for Miracle to St. Anthony of Padua
Since St. Anthony of Padua is closely associated with being the saint connected to helping the sick and the poor, it comes as no surprise that a prayer for a miracle to St. Anthony of Padua can be an incredibly powerful prayer. One of the most popular prayers for a miracle that is associated with St. Anthony of Padua is:
St. Anthony, lover of the least and lowly, you reached out to the sick with a generous and compassionate heart. Please be with me at this time of ill health, and accompany me as I face this sickness and all the uncertainties of infirmity. Help me experience God’s healing power through your prayers, as well as my own.
If I suffer, lead me to unite myself to the Cross of Jesus Christ, so that this suffering can bring spiritual benefit to me and to others. May my bearing the cross of illness here on earth prepare me for new life in the eternal joys of perfect happiness and fullness of life with God forever in Heaven. Amen.
- Prayer Request to St. Anthony of Padua for a Holy Christian Life
St. Anthony of Padua is commonly known as being a model when it comes to living a holy and Christian life. Here is a prayer request that you can pray in hopes of living a life similar to that of St. Anthony:
St. Anthony, model of great holiness, help me to live as a worthy son/daughter of God, faithful to the promises of my Baptism. You know how serious are the dangers and difficulties of my life. Grant that I may overcome all temptations to evil and have the courage to witness to my faith.
Obtain for me, from Our Divine Savior, a heart that is capable of loving God above all things, and open my soul to a generous and sincere love of my neighbor.
Help me to be willing to assist and serve anyone who is in need. Encourage me by your holy example, so that I may be most open and receptive to God’s perfect and all powerful love. Amen.