O Blessed St. Anthony! The grace of God has made you a powerful advocate in all necesssities and the patron for the restoration of things lost or stolen: to you I turn today with child-like love and heartfelt confidence. O how many thousands miraculously aided in the recovery of lost goods! You were the counselor of the corrupt, the comforter of the afflicted, the healer of the sick, the raiser of the dead, the deliverer of the captive, the refuge of the afflicted: to you do I hasten, O blessed St. Anthony! Help me in my present affliction. I recommend what I have lost to your care in the secure hope, that you will restore it to me if it be to the greater glory of God, and to the spiritual welfare of my soul, that I may praise and thank you, in time and eternity, for your glorious intercession in my behalf.