Prayer to Saint Rita
(Patroness of Impossible Cases)
O glorious St. Rita, your pleadings before the divine crucifix have been known to grant favors that many would call the impossible.
Lovely St. Rita, so humble, so pure, so devoted in your love for thy crucified Jesus, speak on my behalf for my petition which seems so impossible from my humbled position. (Here mention your request ).
Be propitious, O glorious St. Rita, to my petition, showing thy power with God on behalf of thy supplicant.
Be lavish to me, as thou has been in so many wonderful cases for the greater glory of God.
I promise, dear St. Rita, if my petition is granted, to glorify thee, by making known thy favor,
to bless and sing thy praises forever.
Relying then upon thy merits and power before the Sacred Heart of Jesus I pray. Amen.
Oration To The Saint of The Impossible
O excellent St. Rita, worker of miracles, from thy sanctuary in Cascia,
where in all thy beauty thou sleepest in peace, where thy relics exhale breaths of paradise,
turn thy merciful eyes on me who suffer and weep! Thou seest my poor bleeding heart surrounded by thorns Thou seest,
O dear Saint, that my eyes have no more tears to shed, so much have I wept!
Weary and discouraged as I am, I feel the very prayers dying on my lips.
Must I thus despair in this crisis of my life? O come, St. Rita, come to my aid and help me.
Art thou not called the Saint of the Impossible, Advocate to those in despair?
Then honor thy name, procuring for me from God the favor that I ask. (Here ask the favor you wish to obtain.)
Everyone praises thy glories, everyone tells of the most amazing miracles performed through thee,
must I alone be disappointed because thou hast not heard me?
Ah no! Pray then pray for me to thy sweet Lord Jesus that He be moved to pity by my troubles and that,
through thee, O good St. Rita, I may obtain what my heart so fervently desires.
(Pray the Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father, three times.)