Who is St Anthony and what is a St Anthony prayer for lost things, prayer for lost items? Can we request St Anthony for help in finding items? How to Pray requesting for intercession?
St Anthony (Saint Anthony of Padua) was a Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan order, who lived in XIII century. He was well-known preacher and scripture expert, also St Anthony was devoted to the poor and the sick.
After the death, he was canonized as the saint and proclaimed a Doctor of the Church. This title is given to the saints, who made a particularly important contribution to the doctrine or theology.
St Anthony is the best known for being the patron saint for the recovery of lost things. Also he is known as a patron of the poor.
St. Antony is more, than just a finder of lost items
St. Antony is so much more, than just a finder of lost items – preacher, teacher, servant. Saint Anthony, pray for us!
He is often shown holding on the hands Child Jesus. The history says that St Anthony one night had a vision. His little cell suddenly filled up with light and Jesus appeared in the form of a small child. Somebody saw the light shining from the room and St Anthony holding and speaking with the infant. St Anthony asked that this vision be kept secret until his death.
When can you pray to God asking St Anthony intercession?
St Anthony prayer for lost things. You can pray to God and ask St Anthony intercession when you lost some items. It could be not only physical things, but lost people or spiritual goods as well. We can also address with St Anthony prayer asking him for help to travelers or pregnant women.
There are many different prayers to St Anthony. Maybe the most popular and easy to memorize is this familiar prayer for lost items, where we call upon his assistance. “Dear St Anthony please come around, something is lost and it cannot be found”.
Prayer for lost things or items
O blessed St. Anthony,
the grace of God has made you a powerful advocate
in all our needs and the patron
for the restoring of things lost or stolen.
I turn to you today with childlike love and deep confidence.
You have helped countless children of God
to find the things they have lost,
material things, and, more importantly,
the things of the spirit: faith, hope, and love.
I come to you with confidence;
help me in my present need.
I recommend what I have lost to your care,
in the hope that God will restore it to me,
if it is His holy Will. Amen.
Unfailing Prayer to St Anthony
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 (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.
St Anthony Prayer
Wondrous Saint Anthony, glorious for the fame of your miracles, you had the happiness of receiving in your arms our blessed Lord as a little child. Obtain for me from His mercy this favor that I desire from the bottom of my heart: (mention your request)
Since you were so gracious to poor sinners, do not regard the lack of merit on the part of him who calls upon you, but consider the glory of God, which will by exalted once more through you, by the salvation of my soul and the granting of the petition that I now earnestly present to you.
As a pledge of my gratitude, I beg you to accept my promise to live henceforth more faithfully according to the teaching of the Gospel and to be devoted to the service of the poor whom you ever loved and still love so much. Bless this my resolution and obtain for me the grace to be faithful to it till death. Amen.
How to Pray to St Anthony requesting for intercession?
St Anthony‘s feast day is June 13th, but we can ask his help at any time we feel it is needed. St Anthony is the powerful intercessor. There are many shared stories about the power of St Anthony prayer, which helped for many people to get what they prayed.
You need to say St Anthony prayer with faith in your heart and mention your specific requests and needs. These request could be about:
- lost or stolen things,
- lost items,
- lost people,
- any lost matters in your life which are important to you.
Most probably help you are asking won’t come to you the same minute or even day you prayed. God has His own plans for our lives events, so be patient and pray hard. And the most important thing – don’t to forget to say thanks to God and St Anthony when some of your requests are fulfilled.