PRAYER TO SAINT ANTHONY PADUA BEFORE MASS

Dear Saint Anthony,
I greet you today with reverence
in the knowledge of your special love of our Lord in the Eucharist.

Today I ask you to help me appreciate better
the graces God gives us at Holy Mass
and in receiving the sacred Eucharist.
I think of you especially when the liturgy speaks of
“the saints who have done your will.”

With your aid I will be more reverent and worshipful during Mass,
more careful in preparation for holy communion,
more grateful in thanking God for the graces He gives us in the holy mysteries.

Let me be always well fed at the sacred banquet
not only by the bread of life
but by the word of God spoken for us and explained to us at Mass.
This favor I ask of you in Christ’s name.

Amen.

V. Pray for us St. Anthony,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.