Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel

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Saint Michael Archangel, by Johann Michael Rottmayr, 1697

Prayer to Saint Michael

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle;
be our protection against the
wickedness and snares of the devil.

May God rebuke him,
we humbly pray; and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan
and all the evil spirits
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen.

Saint Rita of Cascia

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St. Rita of Cascia

St. Rita of Cascia
Patroness of Impossible Causes
and Hopeless Circumstances

Daily Prayer to Saint Rita

Dear Saint Rita,
during your entire life on earth
you found your happiness by following
the will of our heavenly Father.
Help me to be as trusting of God
in all his designs for me.
Help me this day to give myself
to him as you did, without limit,
without fear, without counting the cost.
Help me to be generous in serving
the needs of others, patient in all difficulties,
forgiving toward all who injure me.
Help me to learn more deeply
the great mystery of the cross of Jesus,
so that by embracing it as you did,
I may come to experience its power
to heal and to save.
Amen.