Turn to these four saints in desperate situations
St. Peregrine, an Italian saint from the 14th century, is well-known for his powerful ability to intercede on behalf of and heal those suffering from cancer. During his lifetime, Peregrine was miraculously healed of a cancerous infection in his leg. After his death, he became the Patron Saint of Cancer Patients and has been credited with countless miraculous healings.
O great St. Peregrine, you have been called “The Mighty,” “The Wonder-Worker,” because of the numerous miracles which you have obtained from God for those who have had recourse to you. For so many years you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fiber of our being, and who had recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more. You were favored with the vision of Jesus coming down from His Cross to heal your affliction. Ask of God and Our Lady, the cure of the sick whom we entrust to you.(Pause here and silently recall the names of those for whom you are praying)Aided in this way by your powerful intercession, we shall sing to God, now and for all eternity, a song of gratitude for His great goodness and mercy.Amen.
St. Edward the Confessor was a king of England who lived 500 years before Henry VIII and is known for his efforts to adhere to the laws of the Catholic Church. He married Edith, the daughter of Godwine, the Earl of Essex and one of the most influential earls in England at the time. Some historians believe that Edith was a strong-willed and sometimes short-tempered woman. Edward is often invoked by people who are experiencing difficulties in their marriages or are separated from their spouses.
Most glorious St. Edward,you showed your devotion to God
with patience, gentleness and generosity. Like you, may I serve to strengthen the Kingdom of God
through patient prayer and charity.
Speak on my behalf for my petition which seems so impossible from my position.
(Here mention your request ).Confident in your intercession, I place this cause in your hands.Amen
Unemployment, St Cajetan:
O glorious St. Cajetan, you studied to be a lawyer, but when you felt that the Lord was calling you to his service, you abandoned everything and became a priest. You excelled in virtues, shunning all material rewards for your labor, helping the many unemployed people of your time. You provided loans without interest and you attracted a lot of benefactors who donated to your resources so that you could go on with your activities. Look on us with mercy. We wish to find employment that could help us and our families live with dignity. Listen to our petitions, dear saint; you, who could easily give up the food on your table for the needy, bring our petitions to Jesus (here make your request). Amen.
Hopeless Cases, St Jude the Apostle:
Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of difficult cases, of things almost despaired of, Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone.Intercede with God for me that He bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly –(make your request here)– and that I may praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, O Blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor granted me by God and to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.Amen.