O holy St. Anthony the gentlest and kindest of all the saints, your burning love of God, your exalted virtues, and your great charity towards your fellow-creatures made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers such as were given to no other Saint. Miracles waited on your word and that word you were ready to speak at the request of those in trouble. The anxious prayer of bitter trial was never addressed to you in vain. To the sick you gave back health, you restored what was lost. The Sorrow-sticken were the objects of your tender compassion, even the dead you raised to life when the wounded heart cried out to you from the depth of its anguish. When on earth nothing was impossible to you except not to have compassion on those in distress and sorrow. Encouraged by this thought, and convinced of the efficacy of your intercession I kneel before your holy image, and full of confidence, I implore of you to obtain (Name your intention)……….
The answer to this prayer may require a miracle. Even so, are you not the Saint of Miracles who when on earth had but to speak and the mightiest wonders were wrought. O gentle and loving St. Anthony, you whose heart was ever full of human sympathy whisper my prayer into the ears of the Infant Jesus who loved to linger in your arms. One word from you and my prayer will be granted. O speak that word and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours.