St. Rita of Cascia
Patroness of Impossible Causes
and Hopeless Circumstances
Prayer for Families
God of mercy and peace you gave to Saint Rita the grace
to love even those who live by hatred and revenge.
As you, so graciously blessed her,
I ask you to bless my family.
Through the intercession of Saint Rita,
model of patience and fortitude,
bless and protect us from all selfish ways.
Make us grow strong in the spirit of charity and forgiveness,
and like your servant Rita,
may we be faithful peacemakers in our family,
in our neighborhood, and in our world.
Saint Rita, pray for us.