Dear Saint Anthony,
I greet you gladly
and offer you the respect and homage of a sinner…
one who is aware how much God’s grace
and your help are needed.
Everyone knows of your power as a thaumaturge or wonder-worker.
You are called the saint of miracles.
You multiplied your favors
not only during your life
but over 775 years since you left this earth.
I have heard you had a very amiable disposition.
So I have faith in your help before God.
My disposition is terrible.
I am a bear before breakfast.
At other times I am often sour and sarcastic,
mean and critical.
So I embitter those around me,
even those who love me most.
Please aid me to improve my outlook and disposition.
Help me to greet others with a smile and a cheering word.
If I must cry, let my tears be all inside.
Because you were kind and loving,
always ready to assist those in need,
I know you will help me now
for the sake of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
V. Pray for us, St. Anthony,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.