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Opening Prayer

(Repeat at the start of each day)

Heavenly Father, you gave us St. Rita as an example of holiness and courage. She shared in Jesus’ passion when she received a wound on her head from the crown of thorns. Help us to be holy like St. Rita. We wish to be strengthened in difficult times so that we may understand the paschal mystery as St. Rita did.

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Day I (Sept 2)

Begin with the Sign of the Cross and the Opening Prayer.

Holy St. Rita, you have a great love for God. We pray to God for the troubles in our hearts. Please enrich our prayers with your own confident and selfless prayers to the Lord. We offer our prayers for relief, please hear and bring our intentions to the Lord. (Mention your intentions here…)

St. Rita, you are the patron of the impossible. In our times of need and suffering we fly to you with confidence because you are close with the Lord. You were greatly burdened during your life and you know what we are going through now. We offer our prayers for relief, please hear and answer us.

St. Rita, filled with compassion for the suffering of Christ. Pray for us.

 

Day II

Begin with the Sign of the Cross and the Opening Prayer.

Holy St. Rita, you hid your husband’s bloody clothes from your children so they wouldn’t retaliate and seek revenge for his death. Help me to find the strength and peace that come with forgiveness.

St. Rita, you are the patron of the impossible. In our times of need and suffering we fly to you with confidence because you are close with the Lord. You were greatly burdened during your life and you know what we are going through now. We offer our prayers for relief, please hear and bring our intentions to the Lord. (Mention your intentions here…)

St. Rita, generous in forgiving. Pray for us.

Day III

Begin with the Sign of the Cross and the Opening Prayer.

Holy St. Rita, your heroic virtue is awe-inspiring. Help us to be more like you! Your closeness to the Lord is an example that we try, although feebly, to emulate. Please lend your sweet intercession on behalf of us who have troubles in our hearts.

St. Rita, you are the patron of the impossible. In our times of need and suffering we fly to you with confidence because you are close with the Lord. You were greatly burdened during your life and you know what we are going through now. We offer our prayers for relief, please hear and bring our intentions to the Lord. (Mention your intentions here…)

St. Rita, heroic in virtue. Pray for us.

Day IV

Begin with the Sign of the Cross and the Opening Prayer.

Holy St. Rita, the difficulties you faced during life were what gave you strength. During sorrowful times in your life, you believed in the Lord’s love. Help us to believe and know His love as you did. May He be our rock and strength in times of suffering.

St. Rita, you are the patron of the impossible. In our times of need and suffering we fly to you with confidence because you are close with the Lord. You were greatly burdened during your life and you know what we are going through now. We offer our prayers for relief, please hear and bring our intentions to the Lord. (Mention your intentions here…)

St. Rita, our protector. Pray for us.

Day V

Begin with the Sign of the Cross and the Opening Prayer.

Holy St. Rita, you suffered so much during your life on earth; grief, embarrassment and deprivation. Your faith in God helped you to be patient through all of your struggles. Please help us to be patient like you and have faith that through devotion to God, He will grant us the gift of patience.

St. Rita, you are the patron of the impossible. In our times of need and suffering we fly to you with confidence because you are close with the Lord. You were greatly burdened during your life and you know what we are going through now. We offer our prayers for relief, please hear and bring our intentions to the Lord. (Mention your intentions here…)

St. Rita, example of patience. Pray for us.

Day VI

Begin with the Sign of the Cross and the Opening Prayer.

Holy St. Rita, please teach us to pray and have a real dialogue and relationship with God. You prayed constantly and were very close to God. Show us how, in our hearts, we can always be with close with God through prayer.

St. Rita, you are the patron of the impossible. In our times of need and suffering we fly to you with confidence because you are close with the Lord. You were greatly burdened during your life and you know what we are going through now. We offer our prayers for relief, please hear and bring our intentions to the Lord. (Mention your intentions here…)

St. Rita, close to God through prayer. Pray for us.

Day VII

Begin with the Sign of the Cross and the Opening Prayer.

Holy St. Rita, you were a shining example of what a true Christian should be; generous to everyone spiritually and materially. Please teach us to love God and everyone around us as you did. We do not want to be selfish but instead to be a true Christian like you.

St. Rita, you are the patron of the impossible. In our times of need and suffering we fly to you with confidence because you are close with the Lord. You were greatly burdened during your life and you know what we are going through now. We offer our prayers for relief, please hear and bring our intentions to the Lord. (Mention your intentions here…)

St. Rita, example of Christian love. Pray for us.

Day VIII

Begin with the Sign of the Cross and the Opening Prayer.

Holy St. Rita, regardless of the anguish you endured during your life on earth, you always were filled with hope in the Lord. Teach us the way of hope in God. Your life is an example of how to always count only on God. God is the greatest hope of Christians. St. Rita, help us open our hearts to hope in God alone.

St. Rita, you are the patron of the impossible. In our times of need and suffering we fly to you with confidence because you are close with the Lord. You were greatly burdened during your life and you know what we are going through now. We offer our prayers for relief, please hear and bring our intentions to the Lord. (Mention your intentions here…)

St. Rita, full of hope in the Lord. Pray for us.

Day IX

Begin with the Sign of the Cross and the Opening Prayer.

Holy St. Rita, although our faith often falters we have you as an example of a steadfast faith in God. Our faith is weak; help us to be full of faith like you. We believe in the Lord, God, and will try to live lives inspired by the gospel.

St. Rita, you are the patron of the impossible. In our times of need and suffering we fly to you with confidence because you are close with the Lord. You were greatly burdened during your life and you know what we are going through now. We offer our prayers for relief, please hear and bring our intentions to the Lord. (Mention your intentions here…)

St. Rita, steadfast in faith. Pray for us.

 

Thank you for praying with us!

See you Tomorrow!

 

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