Nine Prayers for a Novena to St. Rita of Cascia; Patron of Hopless Causes, Family Problems and Tings Despaired of

FIRST DAY:
PRAYER FOR THOSE WHOSE HOPES HAVE BEEN FRUSTRATED

Glorious St Rita, you wanted to enter the convent but your parents arranged a marriage for you. We pray for those whose hopes have been frustrated. We pray especially for (add your intention). Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

SECOND DAY:
PRAYER FOR THOSE TRAPPED IN A DIFFICULT MARRIAGE AND THOSE EXPERIENCING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Glorious St Rita, you lived for many years with a difficult husband at a time when there was no escape. You never stopped praying for him. We pray for all those fleeing from or experiencing domestic violence. We pray especially for (add your intention). Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

THIRD DAY:
PRAYER FOR THE MOTHERS OF DIFFICULT CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS
Glorious St Rita, you wanted the best for your sons even if it meant their death. Help all mothers, fathers and guardians of difficult children and teenagers to pray for them, and to entrust them to God’s providence and mercy. We pray especially for (add your intention). Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

FOURTH DAY:
PRAYER FOR THOSE WHO EXPERIENCE DISCORD AND HATRED IN THE FAMILY
Glorious St Rita, you brokered peace between your husband’s family and the family of his murderer. We ask you to intercede anywhere in our lives where there is discord and hatred, and for all families affected by animosity. We pray especially for (add your intention). Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

FIFTH DAY:
PRAYER FOR THOSE WHO ARE AT RISK OF FEELING BITTER
Glorious St Rita, you did everything God asked of you, but he didn’t give you your heart’s desire. Help us not to become bitter if God has not rewarded us as we think we deserve. May we humbly ask his will. We pray especially for (add your intention). Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

SIXTH DAY:
PRAYER FOR US ALL TO PERSEVERE IN PRAYER
Glorious St Rita, you persevered in your desire to enter the convent, waiting on God’s time. Eventually, everything became easy and you were able to enter. Help us all to persevere in prayer for our intentions and trustingly accept God’s will whatever the outcome. We pray especially for (add your intention). Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

SEVENTH DAY:
PRAYER FOR THOSE WHO EXPERIENCE PAINFUL ILLNESS AND REJECTION
Glorious St Rita, you endured painful illness and the rejection of your sisters because of the terrible stench of your wound. You accepted this in peace. May we too learn to accept suffering and rejection, knowing God will never reject us. We pray especially for (add your intention). Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

EIGHTH DAY:
PRAYER FOR US TO BE OPEN TO OTHERS
Glorious St Rita, you were famed for your compassion and wisdom and many people came to ask your help. Intercede for us that we can be open to others. We pray especially for (add your intention). Amen.
Our Father, Hail. Mary, Glory Be

NINTH DAY:
PRAYER FOR MY INTENTION WHICH SEEMS QUITE IMPOSSIBLE
Glorious St Rita, you are the saint of things despaired of. I pray that you intercede for me in this thing which seems impossible. I promise to use this favour, when granted, to better my life, to proclaim God’s mercy, and make you widely known and loved for the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

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