SAINT CANDLES by Ira Dewitt
Saint Raphael the Archangel • Saint of Healing
Saint Raphael, promoter of healing, you are known for your gifts of wisdom and grace, and for consoling the afflicted. Please assist me in overcoming the sufferings of this life. Because you are the "Medicine of God," I pray for you to heal the many infirmities and ailments that afflict my body and soul. I humbly ask of you the favor of healing my (name ailment). Amen.
Saint Benedict • Saint of Peace and Protection from Evil
Saint Benedict, saint of peace and protection from evil, you practiced what you taught, humbly fulfilling God’s work for the benefit of all people. You know the many physical dangers that surround us today, often caused by human inventions or evil doers. Please guard us against poisoning of the body, mind, and soul, and be an advocate for our spiritual journey. Amen.
Saint Cajetan • Saint of Good Fortune and Employment
Saint Cajetan, saint of good fortune and employment, encourage all those looking for work to grow in understanding of God’s unfailing care for them. Increase in them the gifts of ingenuity, courage, and persistence. Help us remember that during this time of seeking, God’s love is by far our most valuable possession. Amen.
Saint Anthony of Padua • Saint of Finding Love and Lost Articles
Saint Anthony, saint of finding love and lost articles, your love for God and empathy for others made you worthy on earth to possess miraculous powers. Help us find the things we love but have lost, including that which is most precious - love itself. I humbly ask of you to help me find ["love" or name lost article] by whispering this hopeful petition to God. Amen.
Saint Dymphna • Saint of Stress, Anxiety and Mental Health
Saint Dymphna, saint of stress, anxiety, and mental health, you are a beacon of inner peace and tranquility. I pray that through your kind intercession, God will restore mental health and peace of mind to ("Me" or name a loved one). May you help me know serenity and clarity in my thoughts. Amen.
Saint Margaret of Cortona • Saint of Weight Loss
Saint Margaret, saint of weight loss, I humbly ask for your assistance in helping me resist temptation and make healthy physical and spiritual choices. You had the willpower to follow God’s virtuous path, and I pray that you might show me the way to inner peace, health and happiness. Amen.